Projects Being Accepted for Workforce Development Funding Consideration

Buckeye Hills Announces Grants Pre-Application Process
Projects Being Accepted for Workforce Development Funding Consideration

Buckeye Hills Regional Council is committed to assisting stakeholders across the region with identifying and securing resources that strengthen our communities. Buckeye Hills is now accepting pre-applications for the newly established Regional Job Training Program. This program is focused on providing opportunities for parties in the Buckeye Hills region to complete workforce development and job training activities utilizing Ohio Casino Licensing Fee funds allocated to the Ohio Development Services Agency.

For consideration of new Workforce Development funding, applicants should complete a Project Profile. The Profile is now available at

All applications are due to Buckeye Hills by December 13, 2017, at 4 p.m.

The simple, self-explanatory project profile form collects basic information about Workforce Development projects, including contact information, project description, type and readiness, regional impact, project partners and total project costs. Projects must serve residents in one or more of the region’s eight counties: Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, and Washington.

  • Matching funds are not required for this program, but applicants who can contribute resources toward the completion of the proposed activity will be considered more competitively.
  • Requests greater than $250,000 may require additional information and review.
  • Applicants are encouraged to leverage existing workforce programs in conjunction with resources requested from Buckeye Hills.
  • Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate meaningful outcomes in the following areas: businesses served, communities served, students served, workers/trainees served, businesses improved, communities improved, students improved, workers/trainees improved, costs reduced, jobs created, and jobs retained.

Items listed above as ‘served’ are those involved with or benefiting from the project, items listed as ‘improved’ indicates those receiving a measurable impact as a result of the project.
Applicants complete the online pre-application form and submit it to Buckeye Hills. Based on the project information provided, staff will determine the appropriate projects for full application. For this particular Workforce Development project program, matching funds are not required but are strongly encouraged.

The project form can be completed electronically. All Project profiles are due to Buckeye Hills no later than 4 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2017.
For answers on questions regarding the project profile process call Melissa Zoller at (740) 376-1027.

Buckeye Hills Regional Council helps local communities work cooperatively to improve the region.

A voluntary organization of local governments, Buckeye Hills serves eight counties Athens, Hocking,
Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry and Washington.