How many Local Government Innovation Fund grants & loans will NE Ohio get?

I don’t know, but I can tell you that the work I’ve been doing with the Civic Commons and the EfficientGovNetwork since September 2011 has been geared toward making sure that NE Ohio leverages the government collaboration experience its gained over time to drawn down state money set aside in the Kasich administration’s first biennium budget via the Local Government Innovation Fund. Word came down today that the Ohio Department of Development office in charge of the LGIF grants and loans will gather at 1pm on Friday to announce awards:

The Local Government Innovation Fund Council will hold a public meeting on Friday June 1, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Vern Riffe Center, 77 South High Street, 19th Floor Room 1960, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

The Council’s agenda includes reviewing Round 1 Loan and Grant applications for approval and award.

If you haven’t been keeping up on just how much activity has increased in the area of shared services, across the country and literally the globe, then I highly recommend you subscribe to the EfficientGovNetwork news feed – I update it at least a couple of times a week, though I shoot for everyday. And there are more than enough news stories about efforts large and small to post multiple stories each day.

If you want to see that it’s really happening and who is actually doing this work, check out the mash up here. And if you want to look more deeply at how it’s done, check out the Wiki playbook (beta version). We’ll be filling that up over time.

And if you want to give us an attagirl or a why bother, start, join or just check out the conversations. It’s a virtual pub or public square. What do you want to say (other than wishing EGN members good luck with their LGIF applications)?

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