Only communities and implementing governmental agencies that have legal authority to sponsor a federal-aid capital improvement are eligible to apply.
Eligible applicants include: political subdivisions, other state agencies, boards, commissions, regional transit authorities, county transit boards, and port authorities. (Ohio Revised Code Chapter 5501.03, Paragraph D)
Non-implementing governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (i.e. Community Development Corporations [CDCs], non-profits, and advocacy organizations) must partner with an eligible governmental entity to co-sponsor a TLCI grant. Only eligible applicants can complete the application and assume responsibility for entering into a funding agreement with NOACA to carry out the planning project.