Peterson Announces 2019 Ohio History Fund Grant Opportunity

COLUMBUS—State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) is encouraging residents who are actively seeking funding for projects related to the historic preservation of their community to apply now for the Ohio History Fund Grant sponsored by the Ohio History Connection.

"The Ohio History Fund has a proven record of providing assistance for various organizations in our community who are dedicated to preserving our rich history," said Peterson. "I encourage those in our area who may qualify to apply for this excellent opportunity to help fund these historical projects so our kids can enjoy them for years to come." 

Signed into law in 2011, the Ohio History Fund "tax check-off" allows Ohioans to contribute tax-deductible donations to state and local history projects on their state personal income tax form. Donations to the Ohio History Fund are used to fund local history projects throughout Ohio through a competitive grant program.

In order to qualify, projects must fall under one of three categories: Brick & Mortar, Organizational Development and Programs & Collections. The History Fund has made a total of $598,000 in grants to 63 different organizations supporting these efforts since 2012. 

For more information on how to complete the application, including a sample application and detailed instructions, visit

The deadline to apply for the History Fund grant is September 5, 2018, and grant recipients will be announced at the annual Statehood Day on February 27, 2019.

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