Ohio Courts Urged to Apply for Grant Money
The Ohio Supreme Court announced today a new round of technology grants through the Ohio Courts Technology Initiative is available to local courts.
Last year, the Supreme Court approved $2.5 million for 109 technology projects at courts in 61 counties.
“Even with the success of the 2015 Court Technology Grant program, there are still barriers in our courts to efficient and effective administration of justice because of a lack of technology. The justices and I encourage courts at all levels of Ohio’s judiciary to apply for grants to improve service to the public,” Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor said.
Any Ohio appeals, common pleas, municipal, or county court may apply for multiple projects, even if the court received 2015 grants. Grant funds can be used to buy new or upgraded systems, hardware, or equipment for projects such as:
- Connection to the Ohio Courts Network
- Court security improvements
- Video remote language interpretation
- Self-service kiosks for jurors, litigants, or probationers.
Applications will be accepted electronically through March 15, 2016. Review of applications and selection will begin March 16. The application form and other information is available on the Supreme Court’s website. Questions may be emailed to Grant Administrator Nida Reid-Williamson.