Grant Deadline Approaching
There’s one month left for Ohio courts to submit their technology grant proposals to the Ohio Supreme Court.
The funding through the Ohio Courts Technology Initiative is available to any court of appeals, common pleas court, municipal court, or county court. Examples of projects that could be considered include connection to Ohio Courts Network, electronic kiosks for self-represented litigants, and electronic transfer of final disposition data to the Computerized Criminal History database.
Courts are eligible to submit grant applications for more than one project, with a separate grant application packet needed for each project. During the review process, financial need will be considered and courts are reminded to properly fill out a W-9 form that’s available online.
Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on May 15. So far, more than 90 applications have been received and more than a half-million dollars has been awarded. Final award notifications will be made by May 31.