Community Service Grants are offered by the Ohio Elks Association to purchase equipment for a Municipality, Police Department, Fire Department, Parks/Recreation Department, etc., which they would not otherwise be able to purchase, which will allow them to do their jobs better.
Each grant maximum is $750. Four (4) grants are earmarked for each District in Ohio. Applications may be submitted any time after May 1st. Grants are filled based on the earliest date the application was received. Lodges are allowed to submit only one (1) application until September.
All earmarks will be removed August 1st. If there are grants not awarded, any lodge that submitted their first application through this date but didn’t receive a grant because their district had already claimed their 4 grants will now be considered for the remaining grant(s).
The grants will be awarded based on the earliest date the application was received.
Beginning September 1st, if there are any grants still available, lodges may submit a second application for consideration. The applications will be considered based on the date received. If there is an application from a lodge that hasn’t yet received a grant, they will be given priority.
Full details of these grants can be downloaded below, along with the grant application.