Community Development Program
communities receive funds from the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD)
through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Development
program. This program was established with the passage by Congress of Title I
of the Community Development Act of 1974. The CDBG program, administered by
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, provides funds that are
used for a variety of activities which primarily benefit low and moderate
income residents of the community.
funded activities must meet at least one of three national objectives:
benefit low and moderate income persons
prevent slums and blight
urgent local community development needs
County, Ohio, receives an allotment of
funds annually. The County receives applications from local townships,
villages and non-profit organizations beginning in January of each year. The Community
Development Director reviews applications for compliance with CDBG requirements
and presents applications to the Board of County Commissioners.
The Board of County Commissioners determines which projects will be applied for. The grant
application is prepared by the Community Development Director and submitted to
the State of Ohio before the deadline, which is typically in mid-June.
that are eligible include (but are not limited to) water, sewer, handicap
accessibility at public buildings, sidewalks, street improvements, parks, and
community centers. For a complete list of eligible projects, please contact
the Community Development Director.
Who Is Eligible?