Budget Information, Annual Report Issued

The Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM) has issued guidance to state agency directors for the purpose of planning for fiscal years 2015-16.  Agencies in Governor John Kasich’s cabinet are required to submit budget and language requests for this time period to OBM by October 31, 2014. Following this initial submission, OBM will review […]

2015 Strong Families, Safe Communities Grants Awarded

Communities Collaborate to Create Coordinated Care Plans to Help At-Risk Youth DODD and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) have together announced more than $1.4 million in funding for the Strong Families, Safe Communities (SFSC) initiative to provide care coordination and crisis intervention services for youth at-risk due to a developmental […]

Employment: More People with Disabilities Finding Work

Disability Scoop News Service reported last week that the jobless rate for people with disabilities improved somewhat in July, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.  The national unemployment rate for this segment of the national population fell to 12.1 percent, down from 12.9 percent in June. Federal officials began tracking employment among people with […]


Reminder:  People First, Revival of Advocacy in Ohio, August 16 Revival of Advocacy in Ohio, an event sponsored by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) and Smart Grant, will be hosted by People First of Ohio on Saturday, August 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Hunters Lake, 10881 Fosdyke Rd./ County Line […]