The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing (REPL) is pleased to announce the availability of the FY2025 Cemetery Grant for qualifying not-for-profit and local government cemeteries. Allowable grant requests include those to defray costs of exceptional cemetery maintenance or training cemetery personnel in the maintenance and operation of cemeteries. Eligible applicants shall be cemetery operators properly registered with REPL, be a documented not-for-profit entity under the IRS tax code and be in compliance with any applicable endowment and/or preneed cemetery merchandise and services trust accounts. The REPL Superintendent is accepting only online applications.

The Cemetery Grant application instructions are being provided as a worksheet guidance document only. This will allow you to gather all of the necessary information prior to submitting the grant application online. A link to look up your registration number is located on the application page. Please gather all information prior to application entry. Once you start the application, the information entered cannot be saved and if you exit out of the application you will lose all information previously entered. 

The grant instructions should help answer any of your questions. You can find the grant instructions here.

The application must be answered completely to be considered for grant funds and submitted no later than July 31, 2024.

Contact: CemeteryGrants@com.state.oh.us