The State of Ohio has announced a $25 million grant program to distribute federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act monies to charitable organizations that serve low-income or at-risk Ohioans. Applications for the program must be submitted prior to Nov. 27.
A recent change to the Ohio Administrative Code requires charitable registration and filing fees to be paid by credit card or electronic check. The online registration system began accepting only electronic payments on September 17.
A majority of nonprofits that responded to the second wave of the Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey, administered in August, are operating below their normal budgets. Many Ohioans would be left unemployed and without vital resources unless a vibrant charitable sector can be maintained.
Although crowdfunding as a concept has been around much longer than the term, its use has expanded rapidly with the advent of the internet. For the unwary, the worldwide reach of the internet can be both a boon and a trap when it comes to crowdfunding.
The health crisis is causing charities across Ohio to alter or eliminate programs, seek new sources of funding, and even consider dissolving. The resources provided here can assist charities facing these situations and lend insight into the ways the pandemic is affecting Ohio's charitable sector.
The state has announced a $25 million grant program to distribute federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act monies to charitable organizations. Applications for the program, which will be administered through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, must be submitted prior to November 27.
The discretionary grants will be distributed to 501(c)(3) organizations that serve low-income or at-risk Ohioans and have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the types of services provided by the applicant organizations, consideration will also be given to unemployment charges paid by the charity, as well as other criteria. Grantees will be notified of their approval or denial by December 11 and will receive funds by December 21.
For additional details and restrictions about the program, go to https://jfs.ohio.gov/nonprofitgrants.
In our continuing effort to promote accountability and transparency within the charitable sector, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has switched to an online payment only system. As of September 17, 2020, we no longer accept paper checks as payment for charitable registration fees and late fees. All payments must be made by credit card or e-check on our website through our secure payment portal. An e-check, or electronic check, is a digital version of a paper check. There are no additional fees when paying online. For more information, see https://charitable.ohioago.gov/Registration-Fee-Rule-Change.
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