Office of Community Development
The Community Development Block Grant Program is administered by the Office of Community Development and provides federal funding to communities to address a variety of needs. Below are the programs available to communities through the Ohio Development Services Agency Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).
Economic Development Loan Program creates and retains permanent, private sector job opportunities for low- and moderate-income citizens through the expansion and retention of business and industry in Ohio communities. Both Fixed Assets Loans and Public Off-site Infrastructure Assistance are available. Non-entitlement cities and counties may apply on behalf of for-profit businesses committing to create at least five jobs within its jurisdiction.
Economic Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program provides funding to create and retain permanent, private-sector job opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons, through the expansion and retention of business and industry in Ohio communities.
Residential Public Infrastructure Grant Program (RPIG) provides funding to ensure a safe and sanitary living environment for Ohio citizens, through the provision of safe and reliable drinking water and proper disposal of sanitary waste. The RPIG program only funds projects which provide water and/or sanitary sewer service to primarily residential users.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Program provides funding for public facilities improvements such as construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation of infrastructure in targeted areas of distress that do not fit within the criteria of other Ohio Small Cities CDBG competitive programs. The program is targeted to distressed communities or areas in Ohio which have a low- and moderate-income (LMI) population of at least 60 percent.
The Discretionary Grant Program provides funding for "target of opportunity" community development, housing, emergency shelter and special projects and activities that do not fit within the structure of existing programs and to provide supplemental resources to resolve immediate and unforeseen needs.
Community Development Corporation (CDC) Microenterprise Business Development Program provides funds on a competitive basis to eligible Community Development Corporations to assist with the development of local Microenterprise businesses. Microenterprises are commonly defined as for-profit entities with fewer than five employees, one of whom owns the business. 2013 Microenterprise Business Development Program Administrators.
* Due to changes made by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the previously released FY 2013 Income Limits, the previously posted Income Limits have been revised and are effective immediately. For more information regarding the HUD methodology used to calculate the Income Limits, please visit the HUDUSER website at http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/il.html.