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Soros Justice Fellowships Opportunity

Open Society-U.S.’s Soros Justice Fellowships Opportunity December 7, 2023 SOURCE: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/soros-justice-fellowships?utm_source=Open+Society+Foundations&utm_campaign=c9351249dc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_20231206&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d16374add2-c9351249dc-50075081

H2Ohio Grant Awards Announced

H2Ohio Grant Awards Announced December 1, 2023 SOURCE: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/OHIOGOVERNOR/2023/12/01/file_attachments/2701845/2023%20H2Ohio%20EPA%20Grants.pdf

Abandoned Ohio Coal Mines Leave Holes in the Landscape and the Economy. A Government Program Aims to

Abandoned Ohio Coal Mines Leave Holes in the Landscape and the Economy. A Government Program Aims to Fill Them November 27, 2023 SOURCE: https://news.wosu.org/2023-11-27/abandoned-ohio-coal-mines-leave-holes-in-the-landscape-and-the-economy-a-government-program-aims-to-fill-them

5 Ohio Communities – Including Greenfield – To Receive $3.75 Million for Water, Wastewater Improveme

5 Ohio Communities – Including Greenfield – To Receive $3.75 Million for Water, Wastewater Improvement November 17, 2023 SOURCE: https://highlandcountypress.com/news/5-ohio-communities-including-greenfield-receive-375-million-water-wastewater-improvement#gsc.tab=0

Department of Development Releases Guidelines for New Round of Water Infrastructure Grants

Department of Development Releases Guidelines for New Round of Water Infrastructure Grants November 13, 2023 SOURCE: https://www.irontontribune.com/2023/11/13/department-of-development-releases-guidelines-for-new-round-of-water-infrastructure-grants/

Governor DeWine Announces New Program to Support Energy Efficiency in Vulnerable Ohio Communities

Governor DeWine Announces New Program to Support Energy Efficiency in Vulnerable Ohio Communities November 2, 2023 SOURCE: https://highlandcountypress.com/governor-dewine-announces-new-program-support-energy-efficiency-vulnerable-ohio-communities#gsc.tab=0

$1.5M Coming to Portsmouth for Riverfront Development

$1.5M Coming to Portsmouth for Riverfront Development October 30, 2023 SOURCE: https://www.wowktv.com/news/1-5m-coming-to-portsmouth-for-riverfront-development/

POWER Awards Announced

POWER Awards Announced October 26, 2023 SOURCE: https://www.arc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/POWER-Award-Summaries-October-2023.pdf

RFQ for Grant Writer Pool

RFQ for Grant Writer Pool The George V. Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Service (GVS) at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio with the collaboration of Mayors' Partnership in Progress (MPP), seek to establish a well-qualified pool of grant writers and grant management service consultants that may be called upon to research, develop, write, prepare, and submit successful grant proposals for federal, state, local, and government grants and private foundation, and other funding opportunities.

Governor DeWine Announces $10.6M in Support for Community Development, Improvement Projects

Governor DeWine Announces $10.6M in Support for Community Development and Improvement Projects October 5, 2023 SOURCE: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/OHIOGOVERNOR/2023/10/05/file_attachments/2638113/Oct2023%20Allocation%20List.pdf

3 Ohio Communities Receive $2.25M Toward Improvements to Local Wastewater Facilities

3 Ohio Communities Receive $2.25M Toward Improvements to Local Wastewater Facilities September 30, 2023 SOURCE: https://highlandcountypress.com/3-ohio-communities-receive-225m-toward-improvements-local-wastewater-facilities#gsc.tab=0

Federal Funding to Improve Rail Safety in State of Ohio Includes Railroad in Athens County

Federal Funding to Improve Rail Safety in State of Ohio Includes Railroad in Athens County September 25, 2023 SOURCE: https://www.athensmessenger.com/news/federal-funding-to-improve-rail-safety-in-state-of-ohio-includes-railroad-in-athens-county/article_d79af3c6-5baa-11ee-b985-9fe18e6f0709.html

Governor DeWine Announces Partnership to Provide Overdose Reversal Drug at Ohio Rest Areas

Governor DeWine Announces Partnership to Provide Overdose Reversal Drug at Ohio Rest Areas September 21, 2022 SOURCE: https://governor.ohio.gov/media/news-and-media/governor-dewine-announces-partnership-to-provide-overdose-reversal-drug-at-ohio-rest-areas

Over $13.8 million available for Neighborhood Revitalization and Critical Infrastructure Grants

DeWine Announced Over $13.8 million for Neighborhood Revitalization and Critical Infrastructure Grants to 23 Communities September 15, 2023 SOURCE: https://development.ohio.gov/home/news-and-events/all-news/2023-0915-governor-dewine-announces-13-8-million-for-neighborhood-revitalization-and-critical-infrastructure

Communities Across Appalachia Band Together for First-Ever 13-State Narcan Distribution Event

Communities Across Appalachia Band Together for First-Ever 13-State Narcan Distribution Event September 14, 2023 SOURCE: The Independent

Governor DeWine Announces Federal Grant Awards to Support Ohioans in Recovery

Governor DeWine Announces Federal Grant Awards to Support Ohioans in Recovery September 11, 2023 https://highlandcountypress.com/governor-dewine-announces-federal-grant-awards-support-ohioans-recovery#gsc.tab=0

Can Millions of Dollars in Investments Bridge Ohio’s Digital Divide?

Can Millions of Dollars in Investments Bridge Ohio’s Digital Divide? September 11, 2023 https://www.statenews.org/news/2023-09-11/can-millions-of-dollars-in-investments-bridge-ohios-digital-divide

Highland County Commissioners Review Area Workforce Development Proposal

Highland County Commissioners Review Area Workforce Development Proposal September 7, 2023 Source: The Highland County Press

Johnson, Pizzulli Participate in Regional Economic Development Roundtable

Johnson, Pizzulli Participate in Regional Economic Development Roundtable September 7, 2023 Source: The Logan Daily News

New Initiative Ensures Access to Free Training for Volunteer Firefighters Across Ohio

New Initiative Ensures Access to Free Training for Volunteer Firefighters Across Ohio September 6, 2023 Source: WFMJ

Happy Birthday, Wellston!

Wellston Celebrates 'Sesquicentennial' with Ceremonial Firing of the City Cannon. September 6, 2023 Source:

Governor DeWine Announces Funding Opportunity for Law Enforcement Body-Worn Cameras

Governor DeWine Announces Funding Opportunity for Law Enforcement Body-Worn Cameras September 6, 2023 Source: The Highland County Press

Mental Health and Recovery Services Board Awarded a Mental Health Investment

Mental Health and Recovery Services Board Awarded a Mental Health Investment September 6, 2023 Source: Fox 5 Zanesville

Governor DeWine Announces $100 Million to Help Eliminate Dangerous Railroad Crossings

Governor DeWine Announces $100 Million to Help Eliminate Dangerous Railroad Crossings September 5, 2023 Source: Hometown Stations

Planning Official Wants Region to Take Advantage of ‘Transformational Time’

Planning Official Wants Region to Take Advantage of ‘Transformational Time’ September 5, 2023 Source: The Logan Daily News

Ohio to Spend Over $111 Million to Support Tech-Based Companies

Ohio to Spend Over $111 Million to Support Tech-Based Companies September 5, 2023 Source: The Ohio Star

DeWine Announces Second Cohort of Community Broadband Accelerator Program

DeWine Announces Second Cohort of Community Broadband Accelerator Program August 31, 2023 Source: The Crescent-News

Project in Scioto County to Receive $2M in Funding

Project in Scioto County to Receive $2M in Funding August 31, 2023 Source: The Herald-Dispatch

Perry County Officials Gather to Discuss Development Projects

Perry County Officials Gather in Somerset to Discuss Development Projects August 31, 2022 Source: Perry County Tribune

City of Athens Donates Cruisers to Local Law Enforcement Agencies

City of Athens Donates Cruisers to Local Law Enforcement Agencies August 30, 2023 Source: City of Athens

Buckeye Hills Joins Digital Inclusion Alliance

Buckeye Hills Joins Digital Inclusion Alliance February 23, 2023 Source: River Cities Tribune & Register

General Mills Invests $100 Million for Wellston Expansion

General Mills Invests $100 Million for Wellston Expansion August 30, 2022 Source: The Vinton-Jackson County Courier

Mayors’ Partnership for Progress Applauds Investment in Appalachian Ohio

Mayors’ Partnership for Progress Applauds Investment in Appalachian Ohio June 28, 2022 Source: Ohio University

Highlights of the State of the State 2022

Highlights of the State of the State 2022 March 23, 2022 Source: Ohio Governor's Office

Appalachian Ohio Video

Appalachian Ohio 2022 March 14, 2022 Source: Ohio. Find It Here.

Poetry Celebrates Appalachian Ohio Voices

Poetry Celebrates Appalachian Ohio Voices March 10, 2022 Source: The Times-Gazette

Chauncey Makes Village History With All-Female Council

Chauncey Makes Village History With All-Female Council, Mayor February 22, 2022 Source: The Athens NEWS

Parents Struggle for Support in Ohio Valley Child Care ‘Deserts’

Parents Struggle for Support in Ohio Valley Child Care ‘Deserts’ January 31, 2022 Source: Ohio Valley ReSource

As Shawnee Rebuilds, Local Nonprofits and Private Developers Differ Over Village's Vision

As Shawnee Rebuilds, Local Nonprofits and Private Developers Differ Over Village's Vision January 29, 2022 Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Saunders on New Role as City Manager

Saunders on New Role as City Manager December 16, 2021 Source: Gallipolis Daily Tribune

GOVERNOR DEWINE, LT. GOVERNOR HUSTED ANNOUNCE PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE $250 MILLION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, F

GOVERNOR DEWINE, LT. GOVERNOR HUSTED ANNOUNCE PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE $250 MILLION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRST RESPONDERS December 6, 2021 Source: Ohio Governor's Office

High Speed Internet Coming to Amesville

High Speed Internet Coming to Amesville December 1, 2021 Source: The Athens Messenger

APPALACHIA FORWARD CONFERENCE FOSTERS CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS

APPALACHIA FORWARD CONFERENCE FOSTERS CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS November 29, 2021 Source: Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service

Somerset Program for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Aims to Revitalize Downtown Area

Somerset Program for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Aims to Revitalize Downtown Area November 21, 2021 Source: Zanesville Times Recorder

Building a Strong 'Foundation' in Meigs Co.

Building a Strong 'Foundation' in Meigs Co. November 21, 2021 Source: Pomeroy Daily Sentinel

DeWine Announces $93 Million in Water Projects Across Ohio.

DeWine Announces $93 Million in Water Projects Across Ohio. See the list October 27, 2021 Source: The Columbus Dispatch

CHILLICOTHE AWARDED $5 MILLION FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT GRANT

CHILLICOTHE AWARDED $5 MILLION FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT GRANT November 3, 2021 Source: Chillicothe Gazette

NELSONVILLE REMAINS A CITY; OFFICIALS EXPRESS THRILL AT MARATHON SPRINT EFFORT TO PRESERVE CITY STAT

NELSONVILLE REMAINS A CITY; OFFICIALS EXPRESS THRILL AT MARATHON SPRINT EFFORT TO PRESERVE CITY STATUS October 12, 2021 Source: The Athens NEWS

Small Nation tours Chillicothe, visits with Mayors’ Partnership for Progress

Small Nation tours Chillicothe, visits with Mayors’ Partnership for Progress October 13, 2021 Source: Small Nation

Charlie Hudson: Repurposing Wellston

OHIO STORIES: CHARLIE HUDSON — REPURPOSING WELLSTON October 4, 2021 Source: Spectrum News 1

25 YEARS OF MAYORS' PARTNERSHIP RECOGNIZED

HOW WILL THE CHILD TAX CREDIT INSIDE BIDEN'S STIMULUS PACKAGE AFFECT RURAL OHIO? Source: The Columbus Dispatch, March 2021

OHIO GOV. DEWINE VISITS PORTSMOUTH CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Source: WSAZ, March 2021

LOGAN POLICE BECOME OHIO'S FIRST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WITH TESLA CRUISERS Source: The Columbus Dispatch, March 2021

WHAT DOES A $290 MILLION BROADBAND INVESTMENT MEAN FOR OHIO? Source: The Columbus Dispatch, February 2021

FIVE MPP COMMUNITIES CHOSEN FOR PREPARED COMMUNITIES PROGRAM Source: OhioSE, February 2021

RISE OHIO: GRANTS TOTALING $2.7M TO BOOST COMMUNITY ECONOMIC GROWTH Source: Gallipolis Daily Tribune, January 2021

CHILLICOTHE TO BE FEATURED IN WOUB DOCUMENTARY SERIES "OUR TOWN" Source: Chillicothe Gazette, January 2021

DOCUMENTARY IN THE WORKS: HISTORY OF PORTSMOUTH, OHIO Source: WSAZ, January 2021

OHIO ANNOUNCES PILOT PROGRAM TO INCREASE INTERNET ACCESS Source: WCHS, January 2021

INTERNET ACCESS TO EXPAND ACROSS APPALACHIA DURING THE NEXT 10 YEARS Source: The Post, January 2021

PROSECUTORS IN ATHENS: LOWERING OVERDOSE DEATH RATES Source: The Athens Messenger, November 2020

SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS AVAILABLE STATEWIDE Source: The Gallipolis Tribune, November 2020

LACK OF BROADBAND: 'EVERY DAY, WE'RE FALLING BEHIND IN APPALACHIAN OHIO' Source: The Columbus Dispatch, October 2020

MPP CITY MANAGER CHOSEN AS APPALACHIAN LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FELLOW Source: Appalachian Regional Commission, September 2020

HUNGER NETWORK, SOUTH ZANESVILLE JOINS FORCES FOR FOOD DRIVE Source: WHIZ News, September 2020

PORTSMOUTH CELEBRATES DIVERSITY AND UNITES COMMUNITY WITH CITY ART PROJECT Source: WCHS, September 2020

YMCA IN ZANESVILLE ASSISTS IN REMOTE LEARNING Source: WHIZ News, September 2020

OHIO MEANS JOBS OFFERING TRAINING PROGRAMS TO DISLOCATED WORKERS Source: WHIZ News, September 2020

CARES FOR THE CHILDREN: ZANESVILLE'S USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS Source: The Columbus Dispatch, September 2020

STRENGTHENING YOUTH RESILIENCY IN APPALACHIAN OHIO Source: Gallipolis Daily Tribune, September 2020

COSI PARTNERS WITH MPP TO MAKE STEM EDUCATION MORE ACCESSIBLE Source: COSI, September 2020

MAYORS' PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES WRITTEN TESTIMONY ON SB 357 September 2020

MAYORS COUNTING ON CENSUS PARTICIPATION Source: The Telegram, March 2020

APPALACHIAN MAYORS HIGHLIGHT CENSUS EFFORTS Source: Gongwer, March 2020

SOUTHEAST OHIO MAYORS GROUP JOINS THE OHIO MAYORS ALLIANCE Source: Ohio Mayors Alliance, June 2019

VILLAGE OF SOUTH POINT GETS GRANT TO BRING SIDEWALKS TO TOWN Source: WCHS, June 2019

SMART CITIES COUNCIL PICKS RACINE Source: Journal Times, April 2019

REGIONAL MAYORS' GROUP SETS AMBITIOUS GOALS Source: The Athens NEWS, March 2019

AMESVILLE MAYOR HONORED WITH LEADERSHIP AWARD Source: The Athens NEWS, Dec. 2018

MAYOR PATTERSON TO REPRESENT OHIO IN NATIONWIDE ORGANIZATION Source: The Athens Messenger, Nov. 2018

PERSPECTIVE ON APPALACHIAN OHIO: THE SMALL-TOWN MAYOR Source: Yale Insights, June 2018

PERRY BASED INITIATIVES AND PROJECTS AWARDED FEDERAL GRANTS Source: Perry County Tribune, May 2018

IRONTON MAYOR AIMS FOR A MORE TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT Source: Ohio Coalition for Open Government, Aug. 2017

LONGTIME ANTI-POVERTY ADVOCATE HAS NEW GIG HELPING REGION Source: The Athens NEWS, Aug. 2017

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