Community development grant applications available

BATAVIA, OH (Dec. 15, 2022) — Applications are available for local governments and non-profits for a program that has provided millions of dollars for a variety of projects across Clermont County. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications are located at Submission deadline is Feb. 17.

There will be a public hearing/information meeting relative to the program at 2 p.m.  Jan. 6 in the third floor of the Clermont County Administrative Building, 101 E. Main St, Batavia, Ohio.  The public hearing is for informational purposes; applicants are welcome to attend but is not required.

The Board of County Commissioners has invested almost $9 million dollars in CDBG funds to local communities and non-profits for everything from fire station improvements, sidewalk construction and septic/sewer remediation to home repair and drug and alcohol programs since becoming a HUD Urban Entitlement in 2015.

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides an annual CDBG grant to Clermont County to carry out a wide range of activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

The 2023 allocation has not been determined at this time. In 2022, Clermont County received about $970,000 in CDBG funds.

“Our office is always available for questions on how these funds can continue to benefit your community, residents, and clients,” said Desmond Maaytah, community development administrator, Clermont County Community + Economic Development.

For more information about the CDBG program, see: