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Statewide Grant Application

Please Note: All Statewide Grant funding for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2020 has been allocated at this time. Any Statewide Grant applications received by the OCTF will be held for review by the OCTF Board to consider for possible SYF 2021 funding opportunities. 

This funding application seeks proposals from organizations interested in supporting the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund’s (OCTF) mission to prevent child abuse and neglect through investing in strong communities, healthy families and safe children. The Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3109.17 (B)(2) allows the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund to, “Allocate funds to entities for the purpose of funding child abuse and child neglect prevention programs that have statewide significance and that have been approved by the children’s trust fund board.”

Any organization seeking OCTF funding for child abuse and child neglect prevention programming is required to comply with the application guidelines.


The maximum amount of funding available to individual applicants is up to $75,000. All applicants must complete and submit a budget form as part of their application packet. Matching funds or in-kind contributions of 20% are required. All proposed expenditures must directly relate to the service of conducting primary and/or secondary prevention programs within the community. For definitions of what are allowable and unallowable expenditures, please refer to Attachment D: Allowable and Unallowable Expenditures.

The funding period of the grant will begin upon the issuance of a State of Ohio purchase order and last for 12 months (estimated). The funds will be paid to each grant award recipient upon submission of an invoice for services performed. This is a reimbursement-based grant dependent on completion of approved grant activities. Proper documentation to support completion of grant activities will be required to be submitted along with the invoice.

Instructions for Applying

The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund accepts proposals for the Statewide Application on a rolling (quarterly) basis throughout the year. For calendar year 2019, any organization wishing to apply is required to electronically submit a completed application packet to the OCTF by the following due dates:

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Friday, November 1, 2019

Proposals will be reviewed by a grant review committee from the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund and the OCTF Board. Any applicant who fails to submit a completed application packet to the Trust Fund will not receive consideration for funding.

Completed application packets should be emailed to: OCTFgrants@jfs.ohio.gov.

(Please include the following in the subject line of your email: “Name of organization – REQUEST FOR OCTF FUNDING – per ORC 3109.17 (B)(2)”)

Once you submit your application packet electronically, you should receive an e-mail from the OCTF confirming receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within four business days after submitting your application packet, please contact the OCTF.

A complete application packet is defined as the following:

  1. Completed Application (Attachment A)
  2. Completed Budget Form (Attachment B)
  3. Completed Theory of Change and Logic Model (Attachment C)

The OCTF Statewide Application Guidelines contain more specific information pertaining to the application criteria and selection process. Interested organizations should review that document carefully.

Non-Mandatory Question and Answer Webinar

A webinar was held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 10:00am EDT via GoToWebinar to discuss the requirements of the grant. A link to view the webinar can be found under the "For more information" heading on the right side menu. The responses from the questions received are contained within the zipped file under the "Attachment" heading.