Euclid Forges New Partnerships to Support COVID19 Response
As the negative impacts of the COVID19 pandemic become more apparent, the City of Euclid is developing new partnerships to support the community during this difficult time.
Earlier this year, the City of Euclid was awarded $617,569 in supplemental Community Development Block Grant funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. On July 20th, City Council authorized the first deployment of these funds to support tenants and small businesses in Euclid.
To aid tenants in Euclid, the City will contribute $100,000 to the Cleveland Housing Network’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The county-wide program offers up to three months’ rent for income eligible households with payments made directly to the landlords.
CHN launched the rental assistance program on July 1st. The organization has seen strong demand from the Euclid community in the initial weeks of the program. Euclid renters that are behind on their rent or facing eviction should contact CHN at (833) 377-7368 or visit www.neorenthelp.org.
To support small businesses, the City of Euclid turned to a local non-profit leader in managing community revitalization investments – Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
Through this new partnership, Euclid will make an initial contribution of $150,000 to a small business assistance fund to be administered by Cleveland Neighborhood Progress. The fund will provide grants of up to $3,000 to small businesses that occupy a commercial space in Euclid and have experienced revenue declines of 20% or more since March.
The application for the Euclid business assistance grant program will be posted to the City of Euclid website (www.cityofeuclid.com) in August.
Jonathan Holody is Director of Planning and Development for the City of Euclid.