County Councilwoman Sunny Simon Announces Funding Approval for Three Community-Based Projects in District 11
County Councilwoman Sunny Simon Announces Funding
Approval for Three Community-Based Projects in District 11
In Connection with the Community Development Supplemental Grant Program (CDSG)
Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Sunny Simon is proud to announce the approval of three grant awards totaling $150,000 in connection with the Community Development Supplemental Grant (CDSG) program for the 2018 fiscal year. This highly competitive grant program was approved by Council in June of 2016, allocating one million dollars from the Casino Revenue Fund to support community-based development projects throughout all municipalities within Cuyahoga County.
This year One South Euclid Neighborhood Grant Program is the recipient of a $50,000 award that will provide supplemental funding to its Owner-Occupied Exterior Home Repair program which can be used by residents to fund exterior home repair projects up to $2,000.
In addition, The City of Euclid received $50,000 for a wheelchair accessible van that will be used to transport senior residents to and from the senior center for meals as well as to medical appointments, shopping, and banking. The van will also be used to deliver meals to homebound seniors Monday through Friday.
Richmond Heights also received a $50,000 grant award to repair a sanitary sewer connection to the main house of the City-owned historic property known as Greenwood Farm. This project will enable the City to abandon the failed septic system currently on site that threatens the pollution of Euclid Creek. “I’m very excited that County Council has been able to provide significant resources to our communities at a time where resources from state and federal government are diminishing,” states Councilwoman Simon.
Grant applications are evaluated by the Cuyahoga County Department of Development, which then makes recommendations to County Council for approval. Each grant award is limited to a maximum of $50,000 and administered using the same process as the federally funded Community Development Block Grant Program.
Policy Analyst for Cuyahoga County Council