Community Development Block Grant Program Overview

Defiance County
Small Business Relief Program

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Defiance County Commissioners established the Defiance County Small Business Relief Program. This program is meant to assist any small business in the County that is struggling as a result of COVID. To find out more about this grant opportunity click the button below. 

Community Development Block Grant Information

Henry and Paulding Counties will be eligible in Program Year 2020. Defiance, Fulton, and Williams Counties are eligible for allocation dollars for the Program Year 2021. Below is more information regarding the program. Please contact MVPO if you have any questions or want to get started on applications for future program years. Click here for the program guidelines.


  • Construction or improvement of public facilities

    • senior centers

    • parks, playgrounds and other recreation facilities

    • centers for the handicapped

    • neighborhood facilities

    • solid waste disposal facilities

    • fire protection facilities and equipment

    • parking facilities

    • street improvements (chip & seal/gravel based road improvements are not eligible)

    • flood and drainage facilities

    • water and sewer facilities

    • curbs and sidewalks

  • Clearance and/or demolition of blighted buildings or sites

  • Removal of architectural or other barriers to make buildings or sites accessible for the handicapped and elderly

  • Preservation of historic buildings or areas


CDBG Allocation Application

This application is for smaller projects that address one item, such as installing sidewalks or demolishing a blighted building.

Competitive Grant Programs

Other community development grants include: 

- Neighborhood Revitalization

- Downtown Revitalization

- Critical Infrastructure

- Residential Public Infrastructure 

- Target of Opportunity

If you are interested in applying for one of these grant opportunities, contact Maumee Valley Planning Organization at 419-784-3882 or

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To meet the guidelines of the CDBG CD Allocation Program, every project submitted for funding must meet at least one of the following National Objectives:

  • Benefit low and moderate income (LMI) persons 

  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight


At least 51% of the households in the area that the project benefits must be low to moderate income to qualify as benefiting LMI persons. If the benefit area is not at least 51% LMI according to the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, the applicant must complete an income survey. Please contact MVPO to determine if an income survey is needed.


The following low and moderate income (LMI) summary data are special tabulations of the American Community Survey 2011-2015 5-year estimates (2015 ACS). These data will replace the prior LMI summary data based on the American Community Survey 2006-2010 5-year estimates (2010 ACS) in order to comply with the CDBG National Objective of providing benefit to low- and moderate-income persons on an area basis (last updated February 2019). 

For all block groups county, township, and place LMI data in the MVPO region, reference the excel sheets, County summary sheets, and maps below.

LMI Data for Places & Townships

LMI Data for Census Block Groups

Defiance County LMI Data (2011-2015)

Defiance County LMI Map (2011-2015)

Fulton County LMI Data (2011-2015)

Henry County LMI Data (2011-2015)

Henry County LMI Map (2011-2015)

Paulding County LMI Data (2011-2015)

Paulding County LMI Map (2011-2015)

Williams County LMI Data (2011-2015)

Williams County LMI Map (2011-2015)

Williams County LMI Block Group Map (2011-2015)

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water & sewer

The Maumee Valley Planning Organization is committed to ensuring that each and every resident in the five county district has access to public water and sewer service. The Maumee Valley Planning Organization has assisted many entities in the District in obtaining funding for water and sewer projects.


Below are examples of water and sewer projects:

  • The Village of Delta completed a new equalization basin and improvements to 8 wastewater collection sites.

  • The Village of Deshler completed a new wastewater lift station and added a lagoon cell.

  • The Village of Montpelier completed a storm and sanitary sewer separation with 50 new tap-ins.

  • The Village of Cecil built a new wastewater treatment facility.