Outdoor Rx and Outdoor Learning Grant Programs

Ohio

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Equity

Climate Education

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Grant Fund

Community Process

Outdoor Recreation

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Outdoor Learning in Schools

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Early Childhood Education

This bill creates the Outdoor Rx Program, which will award grants to applicants to fund outdoor therapy programs focused on outdoor recreation, environmental and ecological studies, agricultural resource-based activities, resource conservation stewardship, or restoration.  Applicants (state agencies, local governments, organizations, or individuals) must submit their application to an advisory committee who will make a suggestion to the chief, who will make a final decision.


This bill also creates the Outdoor Learning Grant Program in the Department of Natural Resources that will award grants to school districts for outdoor learning programs for 5-6th graders.


This bill appropriates $12,000,000 for both the Outdoor Rx Program and the Outdoor Learning Grant Program for the year 2021 from the General Revenue Fund.

Policy Details

Year Submitted

Introduced 2020, in process

Bill Status

Tabled Until Next Session

Most Recent Yearly Funding

N/A

Total Program 

Funding

$24,000,000

Continuing or One-time Funding

One-time

Funding Source

General Revenue Fund

Path to Enactment

Legislature

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