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Inclusive Project Planning Program

Targeted technical assistance to generate more vibrant community projects

The Inclusive Project Planning Program recognizes that small and medium-sized distressed communities may not have adequate resources to develop catalytic economic development projects necessary to transform the community and attract private investment. This program offers targeted technical assistance to address gaps in capacity and expertise to ultimately generate more Vibrant Community projects across the state.

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Helping Communities Thrive

JobsOhio is working to attract and grow domestic and international businesses in rural and distressed Ohio communities.

Cities eligible for support from the program
Grants to eligible communities up to $20K

Advance Your Community’s Overall Capabilities

Program Overview
The program is designed to provide technical support to small and mid-size eligible communities that want to pursue a Vibrant Communities Grant but have gaps getting to implementation.


Scope of Assistance

Planning services are intended to assist communities with identified, prospective projects that they have been unable to implement but that are strategic and potentially catalytic in nature. Services are designed to take projects from the idea phase to implementation. Examples of assistance include:

  1. Market and industry studies.
  2. Building or site due diligence.
  3. Capacity planning and stakeholder coordination.
  4. Capital or budget planning.
  5. Advising on local economic development tools (e.g., zoning code, building and development codes, and financial tools).
  6. Development timeline planning.
  7. Marketing and prospectus development.For additional details, please review the complete planning and technical assistance guidelines.

For additional details, please review the complete planning and technical assistance guidelines.

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