The Advanced Energy Job Stimulus Program (2009-2011)
From 2009 to 2011, the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) served as the administrating agency for the Advanced Energy Job Stimulus Program. It offered to Ohio industry and technology organizations the opportunity to apply for grant and loan awards under the Advanced Energy portion of the bipartisan Job Stimulus package (HB 554 of the 127th General Assembly).
The $150 million advanced energy funding increased the development, production and use of advanced energy technologies in the state, and was divided into two parts:
**In the 2012-2013 budget the OCDO was removed from OAQDA and placed at the Ohio Department of Development.
The Advanced Energy Job Stimulus Program was designed to build on industrial strengths to boost Ohio's energy industry, as well as attract investment in building and commercializing technologies to produce cleaner, domestically secure energy.