Efficient Government Network

ROUND THREE GRANT RECIPIENTS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

The grant recipeints for Round 3 of the Local Government Innovation Fund program have been announced. View here.

ROUND THREE APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

The application for Round 3 of the Local Government Innovation Fund program is now available here.

FULL LGIF APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Ohio Department of Development has made all applications for the LGIF available on it's website. Find the applications here.

RELEASE OF SHARED SERVICES STUDY

Cost-Savings Roadmap for Local Governments and Schools

Report released on June 14, 2012 is a shared services action plan for schools and local governments. The report is called Beyond Boundaries. Read the full report here.

Read the article from the Columbus Dispatch here

STATE INNOVATION FUND UPDATE

AWARDS ANNOUNCED FOR ROUND 1 GRANTS & LOANS


At the June 1, 2012 Local Government Innovation Fund Council meeting in Columbus, the LGIC reviewed and awarded Round 1 loans and grants. See the list here.

Read the Innovation Fund Policies NOW

Round Three (Loans AND Grants) Deadline: September 4, 2012

Round Two (Loans only) Deadline: June 1, 2012

More materials about LGIF here.

Local Government Innovation Fund

The Local Government Innovation Fund (LGIF) is a program within the Ohio Department of Development (view it here). It will provide financial assistance to Ohio political subdivisions. The assistance is for planning and implementing projects that seek to create efficient and effective government service delivery for one or more entities. The Ohio Department of Development hopes to promote efficiency, collaboration and shared services with this effort.

The LGIF program will award up to $100,000 in grant funds per feasibility study, up to $100,000 in loan assistance per entity for operational support and demonstration projects, and up to $500,000 in loan assistance for multi-entity projects to be used for operational support and demonstration projects. Grant funds will be awarded biannually and loan funds will be awarded quarterly through a competitive and open selection process (RFQ / RFP). Ohio Department of Development

The following documents can all be viewed and downloaded from the Ohio Department of Development's Local Government Innovation Fund site, located here. Links to these items (except for the Overview) and others are located in the right-hand sidebar.

Approved Selection Methodology Available

The LGIF office has updated its website as of 5pm, 2/3/12. It now includes the Local Government Innovation Council's approved selection methodology which you can see here. The application itself can be accessed here. You can find additional information at the Ohio Department of Development LGIF section.

Local Government Innovation Fund Overview

You may download this file here.

Local Government Innovation Fund Awards

Ohio Communities Collaborate through New Funding Opportunity

Local Government Innovation Applications

A complete list of the applications is available on the Ohio Department of Development's website and below.

Ohio Communities Collaborate through New Funding Opportunity

Local Government Innovation Fund Policies

You can read the current draft of LGIF policies below.

You may download this file here.

Example of LGIF Scoring

You may download this file here.

Local Government Innovation Fund Program Calendar - Round One

Please note several important dates on this calendar, including the 10 day window of time for submitting LGIF applications, February 20, 2012 through March 1, 2012. As soon as we have information about the Outreach Sessions and Forums, we will publish it.

Local Government Innovation Council - Member Directory

SHARED SERVICES REPORT

Cost Savings for Schools and Local Governments


On June 14, 2012 the Governor released a shared services report to serve as a roadmap to cost savings for schools and local governments. See the report here.

More materials about LGIF here.

The Network

Comprised of government officials and employees, the public and others -- will help convene, connect and share ideas and best practices for local government collaboration.

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Collaborations

A number of collaborative efforts already are under way to increase governmental efficiency throughout the region. From a shared fire hall or combined city-county building, to a shared school superintendent or shared emergency dispatch services

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Reports & Other Resources

Government collaboration is a subject area that has been discussed for decades. Numerous reports, studies and articles have been released on the subject area.

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Podcasts

Hear interviews and commentary from officials across the region about how collaboration efforts have been implemented in their community.

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