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Competitive Municipal Grant Program


The Municipal Grant Program is a competitive grant program that makes awards to help strengthen cities, encourage regional collaboration and improved quality of life for county residents. Cuyahoga County uses federal funds to support the program. Federal Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) funding obligates both the county and grant awardees to meet certain objectives, and adhere to some specific federal funding requirements. 

2016 Program Year Municipal Grant Application
Cuyahoga County is pleased to announce our Municipal Grant Program for 2016. The 51 Cuyahoga County communities that signed a cooperation agreement with Cuyahoga County to form the Cuyahoga Urban County are eligible to apply.

Funds Available
  • $150,000 Maximum grant award per municipality

Program Term
  • April 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.
  • Only one (1) application per community allowed

Application Deadline
  • October 30, 2015 by 4:00p.m.

Because this is a competitive award program, only completed applications submitted on time will be considered.

County Priorities  Federal Objectives
Job Growth and Opportunity Provide a benefit to low and moderate income persons,
Fairness and Equity Prevent or eliminate slums and bright, or
Government that Gets Results Meet needs having a particular urgency.


2016 Municipal Grant Application 
2016 Municipal Grant Application Instructions 


Urban County Community List
51 Cuyahoga County communities signed a cooperation agreement with Cuyahoga County to form the Cuyahoga Urban County entitling them access to the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds received by the county. Therefore, only Cuyahoga Urban County communities are eligible to apply for and receive funds allocated for the purpose of municipal grants. Detailed CDBG eligible activities and requirements are defined in the Code of Federal Regulations 24CFR570


Urban County Communities Low-Mod Income Area maps
A low-mod income area is one that at least 51 percent of the area’s residents must be low and moderate income as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the program regulations for Community Development Block Grant funds. 


Improvement Target Area maps
Improvement Target Areas (ITA) are what the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development describes as a “locally designated area.” An area where geographically targeted revitalization efforts are carried out through multiple activities in a concentrated and coordinated manner.


Prior Awardees:

2015 Program Year
Community  Amount Purpose Description
Parma Heights $150,000.00 Infrastructure Ackley Road Resurfacing
Shaker Heights $150,000.00 Infrastructure Lee/Lomond Reconstruction
Rocky River $150,000.00 Limited Clientele Sr. Center Roof Replacement
Maple Heights $149,440.00 Infrastructure Libby Road Accessibility
Olmsted Falls $150,000.00 Limited Clientele Senior Center construction
Middleburgh Hts. $150,000.00 Infrastructure Parklawn/Barriemore Resurfacing
Newburgh Hts. $150,000.00 Infrastructure Washington Park Resurfacing
Seven Hills $150,000.00 Infrastructure Chatham and Essex Drive Resurfacing
South Euclid $120,000.00 Infrastructure Eastway Road Reconstruction
Warrensville $150,000.00 Infrastructrue Caroline Drive Reconstruction


2014 Program Year
Community  Amount Purpose Description
City of Brook Park $150,000.00 Infrastructure West 147th St. and Elm Ave - Full depth concrete repairs
City of Berea $150,000.00 Infrastructure North Rocky River Drive - corridor improvement project
City of Olmsted Falls $150,000.00 Community Center Olmsted Falls Senior Center
Village of Glenwillow $150,000.00 Infrastructure Pergl Road Reconstruction
City of Maple Hts. $150,000.00 Infrastructure Neighborhood infrastructure improvement project
City of Bedford $150,000.00 Community Center Ellenwood Community Center renovation
City of Warrensville Hts. $150,000.00 Safety Clarkwood Area - Streetlight replacement safety project