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12 Communities Recommended by Executive Armond Budish for 2018 Municipal Grant Projects

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Mary Louise Madigan: (216) 698-2521, mlmadigan@cuyahogacounty.us 

A total of $1.75 Million in recommendations to 12 Communities

– Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced $1.75 million in grant award recommendations for 12 communities to receive Municipal Grant Program for 2018 upon County Council approval.

“We continue to work together to sustain and develop vibrant communities,” said Executive Budish. “These grants are more vital than ever to help our neighborhoods meet their needs.”

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.

Funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars, 51 of the county’s 59 communities are eligible to apply to the Municipal Grant 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, which 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, sidewalk repair, ADA improvements, community center enhancements and playground improvements.

The recommended communities for the Municipal Grant awards will be presented to the Cuyahoga County Council on June 26, 2018. The Storefront awards will be presented to the Cuyahoga County Board of Control.

2018 Municipal Grant and Storefront Project Awards

Community Name Proposed Muni Grant Activity Recommended
Bedford Heights Bear Creek Drive Reconstruction $140,136
Berea Dora Lee Playground and Parking Lot Improvement Project $150,000
Brook Park Purchase 3 police vehicles $112,602
Fairview Park Senior Center Roof Restoration Project $150,000
Maple Heights Lee Road South Improvement Project $150,000
Oakwood Wright Avenue Improvement Project $150,000
Olmsted Township Township Wide ADA Curb-Ramp Project $150,000
Parma Heights Manorford Drive Reconstruction Project Phase 1 $150,000
Richmond Heights Community Park Accessibility Bathrooms Project $150,000
Shaker Heights Improvements to Moreland Neighborhood Parks Project $150,000
University Heights Cedar-Green Business District Pedestrian Improvements $142,965
Woodmere ADA - Village Hall Improvement Project $150,000
12 Communities   $1,745,703