Communities in Cuyahoga County to Receive $4.5 Million in Grants for Community Development Projects

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Thirty-nine municipalities and organizations in Cuyahoga County are set to receive a portion of more than $4.5 million in community development grants for various street, facility or program improvement projects.

The County Council’s Community Development Committee approved the plans on Monday. They will now go to the full council for adoption at second reading.

The first funding of $2,733,018 is awarded through the municipal grant program, in conjunction with the federal block grant program for community development. Fifty-one of the county’s 59 communities are eligible to apply for up to $150,000 each year to be used for projects that strengthen cities and improve residents’ quality of life.

The program is managed by the Cuyahoga County Department of Development.

These projects include:

  • $150,000 to Bedford for Bedford Municipal Pool Repairs
  • $150,000 to Bedford Heights for Perkins Road, North, sidewalk
  • $150,000 to Berea for South Rocky River Drive Improvement Project
  • $150,000 to Brooklyn to implement phase two of Marquardt Park improvements
  • $150,000 to Fairview Park for Phase Two of the Fairview Park/Metroparks Connectivity Project
  • $150,000 to Garfield Heights for phase two of the Antenucci sidewalk project
  • $95,818 to Highland Hills to replace a seniors’ bus
  • $150,000 to Lyndhurst for the dedicated police and fire playground
  • $150,000 to Maple Heights for the second phase of the Stafford Park restoration project
  • $150,000 to Middleburg Heights for Glenridge Avenue Resurfacing Project
  • $150,000 to North Olmsted for the West 231st Street project
  • $150,000 to North Randall for “Adaptive Reuse with Accessibility – Party Hall”
  • $150,000 to Oakwood to help make the Broadway Avenue sidewalk compliant with the Americans with Disability Act
  • $150,000 to Parma Heights for phase two of North Church Drive reconstruction
  • $150,000 to Richmond Heights for community center roof replacement
  • $150,000 to Shaker Heights to make improvements to the south side of Chagrin Lot
  • $40,000 to South Euclid for Quarry Park improvements
  • $150,000 to Walton Hills for phase two of the roadway reconstruction of its target area for improvement
  • $150,000 to Warrensville Heights for street and road repairs
  • $47,200 to Woodmere for its community garden accessibility project

The remaining funding of $1,776,685 is distributed through the Community Development Supplementary Grant Program. Each of Cuyahoga’s 59 municipalities can apply for up to $50,000 to meet a community development need related to health or wellness.

In many cases, the funds have to be combined with other sources to carry out various projects.

This year’s awards included:

  • $50,000 to Bedford for Bedford Municipal Pool Repairs
  • $48,100 to Bedford Heights for sign rebranding
  • $50,000 to Berea for South Rocky River Drive improvements
  • $49,805 in Broadview Heights for a community electric vehicle charging station
  • $50,000 to Brooklyn for its Aging in Place program
  • $50,000 to Brook Park for a bathroom on the Central Park campus
  • $50,000 to CCH Development Corporation for the beautification of the Old Brooklyn campus
  • $15,000 to Cleveland Cultural Gardens for One World Celebration Rockefeller Park
  • $41,000 to Cleveland Heights for parks and playgrounds
  • $50,000 to Cuyahoga Heights for Bucci Park playground equipment
  • $50,000 to Euclid for the Coulter Hero Park Trail Multimodal Loop
  • $50,000 to Fairview Park for the Bain Park Playground
  • $50,000 to Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation for its Fairfax Master Plan
  • $50,000 to Garfield Heights for Parks and Active Transportation Master Plan
  • $50,000 to Glenwillow for the first phase of the Pettibone Park Veterans Memorial
  • $50,000 to Lakewood for Warren Road Streetscape Project
  • $50,000 to LandBank for the renovation of Mickey’s Building in East Cleveland
  • $50,000 to Lyndhurst for fitness at Brainard Park
  • $50,000 to Maple Heights for its outdoor maintenance grant program
  • $50,000 to Middleburg Heights for the resurfacing and rehabilitation of Packard Avenue
  • $50,000 to North Olmsted to install a security camera
  • $50,000 to Oakwood for branded signs
  • $50,000 to the Township of Olmsted to install ADA-compliant sidewalks and ramps
  • $50,000 to South Euclid for its exterior home repair program
  • $50,000 to Parma for phase four of Ukrainian Village and Polish Village Streetscape Improvements
  • $50,000 to Parma Heights for lane finding and streetscape improvements
  • $50,000 in Richmond Heights for “A Brighter Tomorrow” with the Kiwanis Lodge Community Center
  • $50,000 to Seven Hills for a fitness class
  • $50,000 to Shaker Heights for traffic calming in the South Moreland neighborhood
  • $50,000 to SOKOL Greater Cleveland for community access and green space development
  • $50,000 to Solon for the Bicentennial Park
  • $50,000 to Strongsville to resurfacing and connecting the Freedom Trail
  • $50,000 to University Circle for Jesse Owens Olympic Oak Plaza at Rockefeller Park
  • $50,000 to Valley View for the demolition of the Exchange Street Bridge
  • $50,000 to Walton Hills for phase two of the improvement target area roadway reconstruction
  • $50,000 to Warrensville Heights for phase three of the Clarkwood Parkway and Granada Boulevard project
  • $22,780 to Woodmere for the Woodmere Police and Public Safety Electric Vehicle Program

Norma P. Rex