Governor DeWine Announces New Grant Program to Reduce Road Salt Runoff, Water Contamination

20 December 2023

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Anne M. Vogel announced today that funding is now available to help local communities improve road salt storage and distribution practices in a manner that reduces salt pollution in Ohio’s waterways.

The H2Ohio Chloride Reduction Grant Program will award a total of approximately $1 million in funding to local municipalities for equipment upgrades that will prevent the over application of salt on Ohio roads and reduce the amount of salt running off into Ohio’s streams, rivers, and lakes.

Among the items that qualify for funding are live-edge blades, salt spreader control systems, brine mixers, and structural upgrades to salt storage facilities to prevent ground water contamination. Municipalities, townships, counties, and other governmental agencies can apply for single grants of up to $75,000 through Jan. 31, 2024. The request for proposals, application materials, and contact information are available at

More information is available at the link below.

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