Ohio Business Roundtable Launches Ohio Grants Alliance

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Business Roundtable has launched the Ohio Grants Alliance, an initiative in collaboration with Ohio’s regional business associations that aims to get the maximum benefit for the state from federal grant programs.

The Ohio Grants Alliance’s founding partners include the Ohio Business Roundtable, Cincinnati Business Committee, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Columbus Partnership, Appalachian Partnership, Dayton Development Coalition and the Regional Growth Partnership. Michael McLean, former vice president of policy for the Ohio Business Roundtable, will serve as executive director.

“The Ohio Grants Alliance was created to help unite the business community and our regional partners around this historic opportunity to bring down federal dollars to transform our state,” said Pat Tiberi, president and CEO of the Ohio Business Roundtable. “We want to create visibility around grant opportunities and convene and coordinate the private sector by forming cross-regional coalitions, heightening awareness of what is required to win and supporting applications that contribute to the economic growth of our state.”

The Ohio Grants Alliance will identify and promote grant opportunities, convene coalition partners, facilitate cross-regional coalitions, provide subject matter expertise, obtain up-to-date intelligence on the preferences of federal agencies making grants and serve as a promoter of Ohio applications.

“Working with our regional partners across the state, we want to give Ohio’s business, education and economic development communities a competitive edge by providing the organization and structure to give Ohio-based grant applications the best chance of success,” McLean said.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.