Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Grant funding for community development projects such as construction or improvement of public facilities, demolition of blighted buildings, projects to increase accessibility for the handicapped and elderly and preservation of historic buildings or areas.
Note: Projects must meet one of the National Objectives (benefit an area with at least 51% low to moderate income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight, or address urgent need).
Competitive grant funding for projects designed to address high-priority infrastructure improvements such as roads, storm drainage, fire protection facilities and other public facilities.
Note: Projects must meet one of the National Objectives (benefit low to moderate income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight, or address urgent need) and must address a critical need.
Residential Public Infrastructure Grant (RPIG)
Grant funding for water and/or sanitary sewer projects to primarily residential users.
Note: Minimum total project cost of $200,000. Project must be located in an area that has a low to moderate income population of at least 51 percent.
Grant funding for projects designed to improve the quality of privately owned buildings in the Central Business District of a community. Eligible activities include projects such as rehabilitation and deteriorated building facades, addressing code violations and improving blighted streetscapes.
Note: Projects must be located in the Central Business District and must address an area where a minimum of 51 percent of the buildings and/or public Infrastructure within the target area are deteriorated or dilapidated.
Grant funding to improve quality of life, livability and functionality of distressed areas and neighborhoods. Eligible activities include public facilities improvements in targeted areas of distress that do not fit within the criteria of other CDBG competitive programs.
Note: A minimum of three activities must be included. Project must show a benefit to individuals that are considered low to moderate income (51% low to moderate income area).
Targets of Opportunity
Grant funding for eligible activities which do not fit with other CDBG programs. Eligible projects include economic development, community development, housing and downtown activities.
Grant and loan funding available for public infrastructure improvements directly related to economic development.
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
Reimbursement funds for non-motorized transportation facilities, historic preservation and scenic and environmental aspects. 80% of total project cost is available - for construction only. Project types include bike and pedestrian facilities, safe routes for non-drivers, conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors, environmental mitigation, historic preservation, etc. Letters of interest are due in February of each year and the full application is due in May of each year.
Safe Routes to School
Reimbursement funds for projects that make walking and biking to school safer for grades K-8. 100% funding - no match required. An updated School Travel Plan is required in order to be eligible to receive funding. Applications are due in March of each year, for both infrastructure and non-infrastructure funds. Applicants must work with their local ODOT district office on the application.
Reimbursement funds for projects that enhance safety. 90% funding is available for eligible activities. Applications are due on April 30 and September 30 of each year for larger, more complex projects. Applications for low cost countermeasures are accepted year-round. Applicants must work with their local ODOT district office on the application.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR)
Reimbursement funds are available for 75% of project costs relating to acquisition, development and rehabilitation of recreational areas. Each County receives an allocation per year. Project types include development for recreational trails such as trailheads, restrooms, walking paths, sidewalks and work on existing trails. Applications are due June 1st of each year.
Reimbursement funds for 80% of recreational trail related project costs such as construction of new trails, maintenance of existing trails, etc. This funding opportunity is generally for smaller projects and is better suited for trail linkages and can include loop trails. Applications are due April 15th of each year.
Clean Ohio Trails
Reimbursement funds for 75% of project costs for trail related projects such as trail development, trailhead facilities. etc. Clean Ohio Trails is for larger projects: loop and other small trail projects do not fit under this category (see Recreational Trails). Applications are due April 15th of each year.