Clermont County will be accepting applications for the Small Business Relief Initiative provided through funding from the State of Ohio CARES Act in response to COVID-19. The application process will begin on August 31, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.
Guidelines for the Small Business Relief Initiative can be reviewed by taking this link – Small Business Relief
Applications will be accepted through Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
You will be able to complete and submit applications online with a fillable PDF. Other acceptable forms of submitting your application will be:
You can call the Small Business Relief Initiative hotline at 513-732-7115 if you have questions after reading the Initiative guidelines above.
Consolidated Plan 2020-2024 and CARES Act
How did Clermont County become an Entitlement Community?
Clermont County was notified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that it was eligible to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as an Entitlement County. This change in the county’s status is due to a 2013 U.S. Census update showing Clermont County’s population at over 200,000.
Clermont County has adopted a consolidated plan to guide the program over a five year funding cycle (FY 2015-2019) and will be using priority needs and objectives identified in this plan. Clermont County is in the process of creating their next consolidated plan for the five year funding cycle of 2020-2014. The projects identified from the grant application process for FY2020 will be included as the first year projects of the new Consolidated Plan.
Consolidated Plan Process
The Consolidated Plan describes the jurisdiction’s community development priorities and multiyear goals based on an assessment of housing and community development needs, an analysis of housing and economic market conditions and available resources. Consultation and Citizen Participation: Through the Consolidated Plan (often called the “Con Plan”), grantee jurisdictions engage the community, both in the process of developing and reviewing the proposed plan, and as partners and stakeholders in the implementation of CPD programs.
The Annual Action Plan
The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.
CDBG 2020 Grant Application (Information and Documents)
Application Deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2020. All documents must be received by this time in order to be considered for grant funding.
All LMI Census Tract and Block Group data as well as Community Area Maps and HUD LMI Maps can be found here.
Click here for an interactive searchable map of 51%+ LMI Block Groups and places (Villages).
If the project location does not fall into a LMI Census Tract of Block Group, then an Income Survey must be completed to show the LMI percentage. All material necessary to conduct the survey can be found below.