Programs Supporting Grasslands Conservation

There are 3 programs on this page, please scroll down to view complete list.

For complete details on each program, including agency contacts, please see the listing in the printed Inventory of State Programs, Appendix C of the Balanced Growth Strategy on the Inventory Home page or click the program website link in the table.

Program Name and Type of Assistance

Program Link

Special Incentive



Lake Erie Protection Fund (Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website


Ohio Lake Erie Commission

Funds (1) Research into the economic, environmental, and human health effects of contamination; (2) Research and data collection regarding water quality and toxic contamination; (3) Developing improved methods of measuring water quality and establishing a firm scientific base for implementing a basin-wide system of water quality management; (4) Improving scientific knowledge on which protection policies are based and devising new and innovative clean-up techniques for toxic contaminants; and (5) Supplementing state commitments to policies and programs pertaining to water quality and resource protection.


Clean Ohio Conservation Fund

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website


Ohio Public Works Commission

Provides funding for the preservation of open spaces, sensitive ecological areas, and stream corridors.


Litter Cleanup Grant

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website


Dept. of Natural Resources

Provides grant funds for costs associated and participation in community based litter cleanup and public awareness efforts.



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