Grants Administration

 

Community Development Allocation Program
 
The Community Development Program provides communities with flexible funding for housing and community development projects to address the needs of low- and moderate-income individuals and to eliminate slum and blight. The grants provided are designed to improve public facilities, public services, housing, economic development and fair housing.

 

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
• Infrastructure improvements
• Community and senior centers
• Fire protection facilities
• Public services
• Planning activities related to eligible CDBG projects that meet the following criteria:
-Must specifically identify the community’s low- and moderate-income needs or slum and blight needs
-Must produce a tangible product (e.g., report or historical inventory) for the Office of Community  Development to review
-Undertaken only for activities which, upon implementation, meet at least one of the three national 
 objectives
-Must further Ohio’s investment objectives
-Used to further develop and design future applications to meet local community and economic
 development needs

 
Neighborhood Revitalization
              
Neighborhood Revitalization projects are designed to improve the quality of life, livability and functionality
of distressed areas and neighborhoods to carry out a comprehensive revitalization strategy. This includes, but is
not limited to, projects designed to stabilize and enhance residential neighborhoods or activities that support
Brownfield redevelopment sites adjacent to low and moderate-income residential neighborhoods, or commercial,
non-central business district or industrial sites.
 
Eligible activities include:
• Constructing, reconstructing or rehabilitating public facilities in targeted distress areas that do not fit
  within the criteria of other CDBG competitive programs
• Applicants can only address one target area per application submission
• A low- and moderate-income population of at least 51 percent
• Applications must include three activities
 
Downtown Revitalization
 
Downtown Revitalization projects are designed to improve Central Business Districts, aid in eliminating slum or blight, and create and retain permanent, private-sector job opportunities for low- and moderate-income households.
 
Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
• Uniform fa├žade and sign improvements
• Interior and exterior building code violation corrections
• Streetscape activities
• Other eligible CDBG infrastructure and rehabilitation activities
• Some administrative costs directly related to the downtown program
 
Critical Infrastructure
 
Critical Infrastructure projects are designed to assist communities with high-priority infrastructure improvements.
This includes roads, storm drainage, and other public facilities projects. Water and sanitary sewer projects not eligible for the Residential Public Infrastructure Grant (RPIG) may also be considered for Critical Infrastructure program funding.
 
Eligible activities include:
• Constructing, reconstructing or rehabilitating infrastructure components
-Eligible infrastructure include streets and bridges; sidewalks; flood and drainage; water and sanitary
  sewer.
-Projects selected for funding must have a high community-wide impact.
 
Residential Public Infrastructure
 
Residential Public Infrastructure funding is designed to create safe and reliable drinking water and ensures communities’ sanitary waste is properly disposed.