Office of Community Development
Community Development Corporation (CDC) Economic Development Program
The Community Development Corporation Economic Development Program encourages entrepreneurship, creates and retains long-term, private sector jobs and enable community and economic development investment in underserved neighborhoods throughout the State. Eligible Community Development Corporations may apply for funding from either the Ohio CDC Association or Community Development Finance Fund for the applicable program.
- Microenterprise Business Development Program
Ohio Housing Trust Fund dollars are awarded to the Ohio CDC Association to administer the Microenterprise Business Development Program through its statewide network of Community Development Corporations. Eligible Community Development Corporations may apply for funding from the Ohio CDC Association to provide training, technical assistance and business loans to low- and moderate-income Ohioans interested in establishing or expanding Microenterprise businesses.
- Community Development Finance Fund Program
The Community Development Finance Fund (CDFF) receives funds annually through a statutory set-aside in the Ohio Housing Trust Fund to funds community and economic development programs benefiting low- and moderate income individuals and neighborhoods. Currently CDFF uses these funds to administer the Pre-Development Grant Program, Economic Development Program, Linked Deposit Program, Community Health Loan Fund and By Car Program.