As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946. This number should only be used for emergencies. For all other calls, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

MEDIA CONTACT: Anthony Chenault

Ohio EPA Offering Grant Writing Workshop in Parma and Batavia

Business leaders, nonprofit representatives and educators who are interested in learning more about Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education grants, other funding resource ideas and the do’s/don’ts of grant writing are encouraged to register for free grant writing workshops. Ohio EPA is offering the free, two-part, one-day training sessions to help would-be applicants decide which grants work for their organizations and how to write a winning grant proposal.

The workshops are scheduled:

  • Thursday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek, 2277 West Ridgewood Dr., Parma. This session is sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) Region 8 and Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education. Registration is required by email to by March 15, or until filled. Questions should be directed to Dennis Clement at (614) 644-2048.
  • Tuesday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, 2381 Clermont Center Dr., Batavia. This session is sponsored by the Clermont SWCD and Engineer’s Office, EECO Region 5 and Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education. Registration is required by email to by April 5, or until filled. Questions should be directed to Dennis Clement at (614) 644-2048.

Grant Writing 101: Finding the Right Funder will cover identifying foundations, corporations and government grant programs and how to approach different grant makers. Grant Writing 102: Writing a Winning Proposal will cover how to avoid common mistakes and how to develop realistic objectives and correctly identify activities and budgets. The Ohio Environmental Education Fund will also be discussed during this session.

Both workshops are offered each day. Both sessions are limited to 30 participants. Registration is open to residents from throughout Ohio.


The Ohio Environmental Education Fund provides approximately $500,000 annually in grants for environmental education projects targeting pre-school through university students and teachers, the adult general-public, and the regulated community. For more information, contact the Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education, (614) 644-2873.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.

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