Applicant Organization Please provide:
- Organization name
- Mailing address, including City, State, ZIP
- Organization main phone number
- Organization fax number
- Organization web site
Organization Status Check either: 1) Nonprofit organization incorporated in Ohio, or 2) Public entity (unit of local government, educational institution, public library, etc.).
For Nonprofit Organizations:
- Attach your organization’s IRS letter of determination proving non-profit status
- Attach your latest Form 990 tax return, which is snapshot of your organization’s financial condition
- Your organization’s State of Ohio Nonprofit Entity Number may be found by going to website of the Ohio Secretary of State, Business Services: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Businesses.aspx. From there, click on “Filing Forms & Fee Schedule,” then “Business Services” then “Business Name Search.”
- In addition to finding your organization’s Entity Number at the Ohio Secretary of State’s website, you will learn the status of your organization. Grant eligibility requires “good standing,” which is defined as “active” status by the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office.
For Public Entities
- Federal Tax ID number: __________
Project Director, Project Bookkeeper, Authorizing Official
Please provide the individual’s complete contact information:
- Formal title (Mr., Ms., Mrs. etc.)
- First name
- Middle initial
- Last name:
- Suffix (Jr., Sr. etc.)
- Position or role in applicant organization
- Mailing address – for project director only
- City, State, ZIP – for project director only
- Indicate if address, phone number, and/or email address is the same at the Applicant Organization
Project Director is the person responsible for coordinating the grant project. He or she serves as the contact between the applicant organization and the History Fund of the Ohio Historical Society. The project director is also responsible for certifying compliance with History Fund regulations and for submitting interim and final reports. The project director may serve as the authorizing official for a project. The project director may not serve as the project bookkeeper.
Project Bookkeeper is responsible for receiving, disbursing, and accounting for all grant and matching funds for the project. The bookkeeper should have experience in standard accounting procedures. The project bookkeeper shall not also serve as the project director or authorizing official. Family members, spouse, or the partner of the project director or authorizing official shall not serve as the project bookkeeper.
Authorizing Official has the authority to obligate the organization to the grant and the responsibility to insure the organization fulfills its commitments under the grant. The project director may also serve as the authorizing official for a project.