Locate, Stay & Grow Grant Program

Make Fostoria your home!

Do you work remotely?  Or, are you looking to relocate for a new job opportunity?  Are you looking for small town charm and affordable living?  If so, make the move to Fostoria, find full time employment and we will pay you $1,000.

We are looking for individuals and families to locate, stay and grow right here in Fostoria.  We invite you to visit and explore all Fostoria and the surrounding area have to offer.  Learn more

To qualify for the $1,000 Locate, Stay & Grow Grant, you must move into Fostoria city limits from any community outside of the 44830 zip code.

Other qualifications:

  • Must live within the city limits of Fostoria.
  • Must have full time employment status with a Fostoria business (any business in the 44830 zip code), and earn the minimum wage requirement as designated by the State of Ohio.


Be a full time remote worker earning at least minimum wage (requirements stated above) with a

home office, co-working space, or space provided by their employer within the City of Fostoria.

  •  Must submit proper documentation to meet the requirements of the grant.  (Grant application require proof of employment as well as contact information and address of employment representative.  Proof of residency must also be provided by two of the following documents: rental lease with address; mortgage documentation with address listed; property tax bill; homeowner insurance/renter  insurance)

We look forward to meeting and growing with you!

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Locate, Stay & Grow is a program administered by Fostoria Economic Development Corporation and Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce with fund from the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation.