Ohio Water Development Authority - Serving Ohio Since 1968

R&D Grants

Pursuant to its power to engage in research and development with respect to wastewater, water management facilities, solid waste facilities, and energy resource development facilities, OWDA has established a grant program for qualifying research and development programs. The eligible participants are Local Government Agencies that perform research and/or development.

Projects for which grants are awarded must be of such a nature that the benefits to be derived fulfill a general need in the State of Ohio that is within the scope of the powers of the Authority. Grants are subject to available funds and recommendation by the director of a department of the state government which is responsible for oversight. Priority will be given to projects that have statewide environmental and/or natural resource applications, and grantees must submit a final report.

Since the development of the Research and Development Grant Program, OWDA has awarded grants in the areas of surface water, wastewater, drinking water, solid waste, livestock, and public health. A summary of these grants and final reports can be found in the following links:

Surface Water Projects
Wastewater Projects
Drinking Water Projects
Solid Waste Projects
Livestock Projects
Public Health


Application Deadline

First Public Meeting - Applicant presentations

Second Public Meeting - Review of applications

Regularly scheduled Board meeting - Presentation of recommendations to Board

Regularly scheduled Board meeting - Board approval


Click HERE for the 2018 Announcement and Request for Proposals

Click HERE for the 2018 Application

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