Duke Energy: Ohio Strategic Impact Grants

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Predicted deadline: Jun 15, 2022

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Community Development & Revitalization Economic Services & Development Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Urban Planning Business Development Job Creation Business Education Show all

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Ohio: Adams County, Brown County, Butler County, Clermont County, Clinton County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Powerful Communities: Urban Revitalization Grants

These grants support redevelopment opportunities that will address urban blight and building vacancies while promoting business retention and revitalization. The intention is to bring businesses and jobs as well as spur additional development in the areas that Duke Energy serves.

Given the COVID-19 crisis, the Duke Energy Foundation has adjusted funding criteria this year to help meet needs outside the urban core and provide expanded funding opportunities for economic development and small business assistance.

Grant applications may include, but are not limited to, projects that: 

  • Deter the decline of cities, neighborhoods and main street corridors 
  • Impact job growth or retention
  • Support community vitality
  • Act as catalysts to spur additional commercial redevelopment activities
  • Create jobs through commercial redevelopment

Grants will fund, but are not limited to:

  • Predevelopment Functions
  • Professional Services –architectural design and engineering services
  • Environmental Services 
  • Consulting Services – real estate market analysis, financial feasibility analysis
  • Economic Development / Small Business Assistance
  • Business coaching to address COVID-19 impacts 
  • Market business districts affected by economic downturn (COVID-19)

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To qualify for grant funding consideration, your organization must meet the following criteria:
    • Have current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, be a governmental entity, including school systems.
    • Serve communities that are also served by Duke Energy
    • Serve communities without discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, creed, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation or national origin
    • Have a method by which to measure, track and report one or more program outcomes and specific results that demonstrate measurable community impact


  • Preferential treatment will be given to projects that:
    • Serve the underserved, diverse and low-income populations
    • Support minority- and female-owned businesses
    • Provide assistance to organizations to help businesses recover from COVID-19


  • What’s not funded:
    • Organization operating funds
    • Capital or endowment campaigns
    • Bricks and mortar
    • Equipment purchases (e.g., windows, new roof, etc.)
    • Travel expenses
    • Municipal street lighting projects
    • Installation of underground electric service
    • Streetscapes


This page was last reviewed May 17, 2021 and last updated May 17, 2021