As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946. This number should only be used for emergencies. For all other calls, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.



6/9/2014
PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER, (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Lauer


Ohio EPA to Host Free Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday, June 25, at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Assembly Center

Businesses, municipalities, nonprofits and schools are invited to a free workshop designed to help applicants identify the right funder and write solid grant proposals on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Assembly Center, 2045 Morse Road, Building E, Columbus.

Two back-to-back sessions will be offered. Grant Writing 101 will cover finding the right funder and help potential applicants identify foundations, corporations and government grant programs. Grant Writing 102 covers writing a winning proposal by avoiding common mistakes, developing realistic objectives and correctly identifying activities and budgets. As part of this workshop, participants will review successful and unsuccessful applications that went through the competitive review process.

Registration by email is required to attend the workshop. To register, contact Dennis Clement at dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov.

Additional workshops are being planned for fall 2014 in Northwest and Northeast Ohio. Dates and locations will be announced and posted at www.epa.ohio.gov/oee. Organizations who would be interested in hosting a local workshop may contact oeef@epa.ohio.gov. The Ohio Environmental Education Fund offers several different free workshops, or with a small fee to cover the cost of a box lunch.

OEEF provides approximately $1 million annually in grants for environmental education projects targeting pre-school through university students and teachers, the adult general public and the regulated community. 

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.

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