Counties, soil & water conservation districts, land trusts, cities and townships are invited to apply to the Office of Farmland Preservation for Local Sponsor Certification. The Application for Local Sponsor Certification is open from August 20, 2019 through October 11, 2019. Any organization interested in being a local sponsor for the 2020 landowner application year must apply during this time period. The application and FAQs are available on our local sponsor page. (Look for the box about halfway down the page titled: “The LAEPP 2020 Local Sponsor Application for Certification)
Local Sponsors who complete the above mentioned Local Sponsor Certification application and qualify will be allocated a portion of the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP) 2020 funds. These funds are used to purchase agricultural easements on Ohio farms. Refer to the attached timeline for a list of upcoming dates and deadlines for this funding round.
Deadline for the Local Sponsor Certification Application is October 11, 2019. If you have questions, please contact the Farmland Preservation Office at 614-728-6238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.