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Commerce’s FY22 Cemetery Grant Fund Applications Available

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(COLUMBUS) – The Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing is pleased to announce the application period for the FY 2022 Cemetery Grant Program is now open. The FY 2022 grant cycle has $130,000 in funding available to help Ohio cemeteries with upkeep and operation costs. 

The Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing, which regulates cemeteries’ proper maintenance and operation, started accepting applications on July 1.

“Over the past two years, we witnessed the positive impact the Cemetery Grant Program has had on many Ohio cemeteries, and we are excited for a competitive FY 2022 round of applicants,” said Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing Superintendent Anne Petit.

Registered, non-profit cemeteries may apply for the grant, which is funded by $1 of every $2.50 from the burial permit fees received by the Division. This year’s grant applications may only be submitted online by visiting:

“Cemeteries are significant to our communities; this funding can help with the upkeep cost, necessary repairs, and equipment to maintain safe operations,” said Superintendent Petit. “I encourage all cemeteries to take advantage of this funding to help preserve the history of Ohio cemeteries.” 

Applications for FY 2022 Cemetery Grant will be accepted through August 2, 2021. 

For additional information please review our FY 2022 Cemetery Grant instruction package orplease contact the Division at