April 22 - 26, 2024
OH-161 between US 42 and OH-38 will be closed April 22 to April 26 for culvert replacement. Detours will be posted. Please plan accordingly.

Community Grant Program

The Village of Plain City prioritizes civic engagement and resident initiative. Village Council has designated a portion of its budget to support local events that will bring visitors to Plain City and promote local businesses, attract positive coverage of the community, and encourage stays at the Pastime Park Campground.

The total grant amount is subject to appropriation and may vary by year. Council approval is needed for grant award. The application period is January 1 to April 30. If an event and/or project is scheduled to occur within the application period, grant funds must be applied for in the preceding year.

The Village welcomes grant requests from tax-exempt, not-for-profit organizations (i.e. 501(c) (3)). Grants are made in the areas of:
  • Beautification of public property
  • Projects/events that appeal to Plain City visitors/tourists
  • Special events
  • Cultural arts
  • Other projects that will enhance Plain City
The Village is interested in funding organizations that demonstrate they have planned their projects with respect to the community’s goals and values. Priority is given to projects that:
  • Encourage support of Plain City businesses, restaurants, and attractions.
  • Attract positive coverage in local and regional media.
  • Reach a broad segment of the community.
  • Seek multiple sources of support rather than rely on the Village as a single funding source.
  • Yield benefits to the community for the resources invested.
  • Promote cooperation among event organizers to reduce costs.
  • Enhance or improve the community.
  • Retain a proven track record of hosting successful and safe events.
The following are not eligible for funding:
  • Individuals
  • Organizations that support political candidates or political philosophies
  • Organizations whose primary purpose is to influence, promote or attempt to initiate legislation
  • For-profit ventures
  • Budget deficits incurred prior to application
  • Endowments
Amounts Awarded
Awards may be requested in the form of grant funding, or for Village costs incurred during your event to be forgiven. A combination of funds may also be possible. Notification of award will be distributed within thirty (30) days after the determination of approval or denial an application. The maximum grant award is $5,000.00. The maximum amount may be exceeded with approval from the Village Council. Applications requesting an amount over $5,000.00 must include an explanatory statement. The final amount awarded is at the discretion of the Village Council. If grants are awarded, but the event does not take place, funds must be returned to the Village. Funds may also be held and granted 10 days before the event.