The Department of Community & Economic Development and Cincinnati Neighborhood Business Districts United are endorsing 12 proposals for Neighborhood Business District Improvement Program (NBDIP) funding awards in 2022.
Awarded annually, funds from the Neighborhood Business District Improvement Program can be used for a variety of capital improvements and other uses to promote economic development in officially recognized neighborhood business districts.
The projects are implemented in partnerships between City staff and community volunteers.
At the end of a lengthy peer-review process that has been in use since the 1990s, member communities of Cincinnati Neighborhood Business Districts United submitted rankings of their fellow members’ proposals.
In this year’s competitive funding round, the Department of Community & Economic Development received 29 applications from 19 neighborhoods, with total financial requests of approximately $4 million. The NBDIP Program for FY2022 was funded with $900,000 in Community Development Block Grant and $1,000,000 allocated from the City Capital Budget, which covers administrative costs of the program and the actual awards. Based on recommendations from DCED and CNBDU, 12 projects will receive funding.