Competitive grant programs- PY 2019 Overview

If your community is interesting in applying for one of the grant programs listed below, please contact Maumee Valley Planning Organization at 419-784-3882 or planner@mvpo.org

NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION

Grant: $500,000

Communities are eligible to apply every other year.

The Neighborhood Revitalization program is a comprehensive focus on defined neighborhood target areas. This program requires a minimum of three projects. The program is complex and public participation is imperative in order to identify the needs in the neighborhood. Maumee Valley Planning Organization recommends contacting our organization as soon as possible in order to ensure there is enough time.

Eligible Projects: Flood & drainage, street improvements, water & sewer, sidewalks, utilities, senior centers, neighborhood centers, and park & recreation.

National Objective: Projects must aid low to moderate income persons and have an area wide benefit. The national objective qualification is according to the 2010 census a benefit area must have 51% or higher low to moderate income residents. If your community is under 51% and income survey may be conducted. Income surveys are only good for 5 years.

 

DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION

Grant: $300,000

Communities are eligible to apply every other year.

 

The Downtown Revitalization program is designed to improve the quality of privately-owned buildings. The program must be located in the central business district. The program requires a commitment and match from the local business owners to complete improvements to their business. This application requires many components, so we recommend contacting our organization as soon as possible.

 

Eligible Projects: Façade Improvements, interior/exterior building code violation corrections, and ancillary streetscape activities.

 

National Objective: Slum & Blight certification must be provided for all structures and infrastructure willing to participate in the program.

 

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Grant: $500,00

Open application cycle

 

The Critical Infrastructure program assists communities with high priority, single-purpose projects. Specifically, public facility projects that have a high community-wide impact and benefit primarily residential areas. This application is complex and requires multiple steps, so our office recommends contacting us as soon as possible.

 

Eligible Projects: Constructing, reconstructing, or rehabilitating streets & bridges, sidewalks, flood & drainage, and fire protection.

National Objective: Projects must aid low to moderate income persons and have an area wide benefit. The national objective qualification is according to the 2010 census a benefit area must have 51% or higher low to moderate income residents. If your community is under 51% an income survey may be conducted. Income surveys are only good for 5 years.

 

RESIDENTIAL PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE

Grant: $750,000

Open application cycle

The Residential Public Infrastructure Grant (RPIG) consists of primarily water and sewer projects in order to create a safe and sanitary living environment. These are projects that present a health hazard to residents’ drinking water and sanitary waste disposal. To score well applicants must be able to:

  • Benefit low to moderate income persons

  • Show regionalization and shared services (not a requirement but increases score)

  • Leverage at least one dollar in the approved project cost

  • Show EPA mandates or other health and safety violations

  • Show the systems long-term sustainability based on rates and user population demographics

There are other complex factors involved in the RPIG scoring criteria and application, so our office recommends contacting us as soon as possible so we can identify if the RPIG is right for your community.

 

 

TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY

Grant: $200,000

 

The Ohio Housing Trust Fund Target of Opportunity Grant Program consists of projects that impact low and moderate income persons by:

  • Improving housing conditions

  • Increasing housing availability, affordability, or accessibility

  • Educating and informing the public about housing issues, including housing counseling

  • Preventing homelessness through direct housing assistance or supportive service

Maumee Valley

Planning Organization

Defiance County East

1300 E. Second Street, Suite 200 Defiance, OH 43512

Open Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 419-784-3882

Fax:  419-784-2061

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