Job grants available

Staff Report

GALLIA COUNTY — The Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation (SOACDF) has announced up to $200,000 in competitive grant funds are available for projects in SOACDF’s nine county service region.

Eligible companies may apply for up to 35 percent of total project costs up to $200,000 based upon number of full time jobs to be created.

Funds may be used for capital improvements, fixed assets or land acquisition where the end purpose is for manufacturing, logistics and distribution, agribusiness and food processing, warehousing or health care. Certain technology, research and development, and/or innovate project types that foster job creation.

Projects ineligible for funding include – but are not limited to – retail, lodging, restaurants, day care facilities, personal care business. SOACDF funds may not be used for operating expenses, working capital, or debt reductions.

The complete application can be found at Applications for round one of SOACDF funding are due to Gallia County Economic Development by September 14, 2015. For additional information and application details contact Melissa Clark, Gallia County Economic Development Director at 740-446-4612 ext. 271 or [email protected]

Staff Report