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2016-2018 Depository Bank Application

On November 13, 2015, the Treasurer of State’s Office will issue a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for the award of active deposits of the public moneys of the State of Ohio for a period commencing on July 4, 2016 and ending on July 1, 2018 (“Designation Period”).  The RFP will be available by direct request. Financial institutions interested in receiving the RFP may request a copy via email to  Proposals shall be received in the Treasurer’s office no later than 3:00 PM EST on December 18, 2015.  On March 21, 2016, the Board of Deposit will award active deposits for the Designation Period.

To hold active or interim deposits during the Designation Period, a financial institution must apply or renew its eligibility as a depository of public funds for the Designation Period by completing a Bank Application.  On November 13, 2015, the Bank Application document and agreement to serve as Depository of Public Funds will be available on the Treasurer’s website at or by direct request.  An application to serve as a public depository for active deposits must be received by the Trust Department in the Treasurer’s office on February 22, 2016.  Any application received after February 22, 2016 will be considered only for interim deposits. 

Questions regarding the Request for Proposal or application for active deposits or interim deposits may be emailed to

¤ Instructions for Depository Application  PDF
¤ Depository Application Agreement   PDF
¤ Trustee Agreement
¤ FHLB Trustee Agreement
¤ Collateral Policy
¤ State Treasury Depository Bond
¤ Trustee Pledge Confirmation
¤ Trustee Release Confirmation
¤ Instructions for Release of Collateral
¤ Request for Release of Collateral Forms

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