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Posted On: 2/24/2017

2017 Municipal Grant and Storefront Projects




Media contact(s):
Jeane’ Holley: (216) 698-2544 or jholley@cuyahogacounty.us


A total of $1.65 Million in recommendations to 12 Communities

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced $1.65 million in grant award recommendations for 12 communities to receive Municipal Grant Program or Storefront Renovation awards for 2017 upon County Council approval.

“During a time of declining revenues for our communities, the Community Development Block Grant program provides needed capital for community reinvestment allowing us to work together to sustain and develop vibrant communities,” said Budish.

The Municipal Grant Program is a competitive grant program that makes awards up to $150,000 for projects that will strengthen cities and improve the quality of life for residents.

The Competitive Storefront Renovation Program provides grant funding on a competitive basis for strategic, geographically focused programs for revitalization of commercial, historic or town center areas with awards up to $50,000.

Funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars, 51 of the county’s 58 communities are eligible to apply to both the Municipal Grant and Storefront Program. Grant funding obligates both the county and grant awardees to meet certain objectives, and adhere to specific requirements as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant funding.

This program is managed by the Cuyahoga County Department of Development, who evaluates applications from communities across the county.

“Our annual CDBG awards are based on a competitive process and are an essential tool for revitalizing county neighborhoods---a key component of our economic development strategy for Cuyahoga County,” said Ted Carter, Cuyahoga County Chief Economic Development & Business Officer.

This year’s awarded projects include construction on streets, sewer repair, sidewalk repair, ADA improvements, community center enhancements, playground improvements and storefront renovation.

The recommended communities for the Municipal Grant awards will be presented to the Cuyahoga County Council on February 28, 2017. The Storefront awards will be presented to the Cuyahoga County Board of Control.

2017 Municipal Grant and Storefront Project Awards 

Community Project Award
Berea  Municipal Grant $150,000.00
Brooklyn  Municipal Grant  $150,000.00 
Broadview Heights  Municipal Grant  $150,000.00 
Fairview Park  Municipal Grant and Storefront  $200,000.00 
Lyndhurst  Storefront  $50,000.00 
Maple Heights  Municipal Grant  $150,000.00 
Mayfield Heights  Municipal Grant  $150,000.00 
Middleburg Heights  Municipal Grant  $150,000.00 
North Olmsted  Municipal Grant  $150,000.00 
Parma Heights  Municipal Grant  $150,000.00 
Shaker Heights  Storefront  $50,000.00 
South Euclid  Municipal Grant  $150,000.00 
 TOTAL   $1,650,000.00