Municipal Grant Program


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Economic development is inextricably linked to community development, which is why Cuyahoga County’s Municipal Grant Program awards grants up to $150,000 to our municipal governments for projects that improve their community. The Municipal Grant Program makes awards to urban county communities to help strengthen cities, encourage regional collaboration, and improve quality of life for County residents.

The Cuyahoga County communities that signed a cooperation agreement with Cuyahoga County make up the Cuyahoga Urban County and are the only entities eligible for this funding. Grant funding obligates both the County and grant awardees to meet certain objectives and adhere to some specific funding requirements, which will be discussed during the application process.


Communities applying for the grants can do so for the following:

  • Community master plans
  • Housing and commercial demolition
  • Infrastructure
  • Public safety
  • Streetscapes
  • Parks and playgrounds
  • Community and senior centers.


Detailed eligible activities for both grant programs are defined in the Code of Federal Regulations 24CFR570. Administrative fees are not an allowable expense.

Communities can apply as a group for Municipal Grant funding and adjoining cities can apply for funding for the same project.

 

For additional information and application instructions, please contact:

Sara Parks Jackson

Development Administrator, Housing & Community Development

Cuyahoga County Department of Development

(216) 443-8160

spjackson@cuyahogacounty.us