Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission Announces 2024 Grant Cycle

The Holocaust Memorial on the south grounds of the Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS, OH—Applications for the second year of Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission (OHGMEC) grants will be available this week to support projects and programming in communities across the state about the Holocaust and genocide.

“The Commission is pleased to again offer financial support to so many institutions that are creating sustainable and engaging Holocaust and genocide resources and programs,” said OHGMEC Executive Director Andrea Brookover. “By working together, we can ensure that Holocaust and genocide education is accessible to all Ohioans and build a more informed and engaged society.”

To be eligible for an OHGMEC grant, applicants must be not-for-profit, educational or governmental organizations with a program or project that educates about and/or memorializes the Holocaust and/or other genocides. OHGMEC grants are not available to individuals, for-profit organizations or political or advocacy organizations. Applications will be accessible on February 15 and will be accepted until the deadline of Monday, April 15. Grant amounts will be up to $10,000, and funded projects must be performed between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025. Full grant guidelines can be found on the Commission’s website.

OHGMEC grants are distributed in partnership with Ohio Humanities, a statewide nonprofit grantmaking organization. Ohio Humanities and OHGMEC and will host a webinar on March 18, 2024, at 1:00pm for potential applicants.

The OHGMEC was established by the Ohio General Assembly in December 2020. The Commission is charged with gathering and disseminating Holocaust and genocide educational resources and promoting awareness of issues relating to the Holocaust and genocide while advising state government officials on these relevant issues. To learn more about the Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission grant program guidelines, please visit the grants page at holocaust.ohio.gov.

For questions and assistance navigating the application process, please contact grants@ohiohumanities.org.

Media Contact: Kiley Kinnard