September 9, 2019:
From the Ohio Department of Commerce
Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing:
“The Division received 143 on-time cemetery grant applications!
What a tremendous response to the first year of this grant program.”
October 9, 2019:
Sharing a Ohio Department of Commerce
HB168 Ohio Cemetery Grant Program
Listing of Recipients for 2020
If you have any questions or require additional assistance,
please contact the Division at:
Complete information and forms can be found at www.com.ohio.gov/real.
From the office of Rep. Dick Stein – House Bill 168 Sponsor:
“Each year/ grant cycle, $100k will be transferred from the Division of Cemeteries burial permit fund to the Cemetery Grant Fund. Annual issuance of burial permits exceeds the grant fund amount to ensure its future availability. There is an existing statute that caps distribution of many state grants to 80% of the total fund–this is to account for administering funds and financial market fluctuations. It is possible for leftover monies to carryover to the next grant cycle. We are very happy to see so much interest and hope those projects not funded this round have a future opportunity.”
Please keep in mind that inactive cemeteries with no burials during the prior 25 calendar years, family burial cemeteries, and for-profit cemeteries are not eligible to receive a grant under this program.
Scroll down to find the
Cemetery Grant Application Instructions
The Cemetery Grant Application