CH neighborhood development funding opportunities available
The city of Cleveland Heights is accepting applications for the Program Year 45 (2019) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and for a new grant: the 2018 Strategic Impact Opportunity (SIO). Nonprofit organizations that serve low- and moderate-income residents, or those nonprofits involved in the elimination of “slum and blight conditions” within the city, are encouraged to apply.
The SIO is a special funding opportunity that targets neighborhoods along the Noble Road Corridor, bordered by Mayfield Road, Ivydale Road, and Euclid Heights Boulevard to the north; South Taylor Road to the east; Cedar Road to the south; and Lee Road to the west. All CDBG-eligible activities that take place in those target areas can be considered eligible for funding.
Both grants share the same application process, application form and timetable for review; however, funds awarded under the SIO will be available to use in fall 2018. Applicants can indicate that they are seeking SIO funds by selecting the option in the second question of the pre-application. The pre-application must be submitted and approved before applicants may work on the main application. The open period for accepting applications will run from 12 a.m., June 6, to 11:59 p.m., July 16.
Additional information, including a link to the application portal, can be found at www.clevelandheights.com/cdbg.
Brian Iorio is a development officer in the Office of Planning & Development for the city of Cleveland Heights. He also serves as the CDBG coordinator.