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SkinnyOhio.org is your link to helpful resources designed to streamline state agencies, local governments and school systems. Use the resources below to help you get started on your path to skinnier operations.
These resources will provide you with possible funding sources to help get your own SkinnyOhio project off the ground. From grants to fund feasibility studies to local government loans, you’ll find it here.
Interested in a performance audit, but unable to afford the cost? LEAP funding might be right for you.
Grants, loans and scholarships to help “skinny down” your government.
Access tools and resources from Ohio’s efficiency experts.
Purchase state goods and services through state contracts.
Ohio’s Straight A Fund supports ideas from local educators that promote academic achievement and economic efficiencies within schools and districts.
Have a great idea, but not sure if it will work? Use these resources to talk with organizations that specialize in helping identify opportunities for innovation. From universities with long standing partnerships with local governments to non-profit organizations interested in helping government skinny down, check these resources out.
Assistance with strategic planning, management, program evaluations and more. CPMRA also has a longstanding relationship with the Ohio Township Association.
Conducts research to develop and improve public policies aimed at enhancing public health.
Resources and extensive study provided by Office of Budget and Management.
Performance audits provide elected officials and government employees with an objective, third-party analysis of their operations to help them improve performance, reduce costs, and make informed, data-driven decisions.
Often times it is tough to get an idea off the ground by yourself. These organizations are designed to help support collaboration and innovation. Reach out to identify best practices or begin discussion of your own SkinnyOhio idea.
A resource developed by Auditor of State Dave Yost in partnership with Lake County Service Directors. Helps state and local governments share heavy equipment.
A SW Ohio organization helping provide members with collaboration opportunities.
A partner with the International City/County Management Association. A premier resource for emerging practices and focused on building a culture of innovation.
RITA offers comprehensive tax collection services from registration through litigation. The keys to RITA's ability to maximize tax revenue for member municipalities lie in RITA's people, process and technology.
A voluntary association of Central Ohio governments and regional organizations that envisions and embraces innovative directions in transportation, energy, housing, land use, the environment and economic prosperity
OMEGA is a collaborative body of member governments that serves as a facilitator between state and federal government agencies and local entities to provide opportunities in economic and community development through networking, education, planning, research, and allocation of resources.
Northwest Ohio governmental partner of choice to coordinate regional assets, opportunities, and challenges.
We’re always looking for government officials who implement innovative ideas to cut costs, increase efficiency or protect taxpayer dollars.