Neighborhood Business District Support Fund (NBDSF)
The City’s Neighborhood Business District Support Fund (NBDSF) provides annual funding to Community Councils, Business Association, and/or Community Development Corporations for projects and activities that enhance the vibrancy of the recognized neighborhood business districts (NBD).
Each approved NBDSF proposal includes activities/projects designed for successful outcomes that positively impact the neighborhood business district.
Neighborhood Business District Improvement Program (NBDIP)
The Neighborhood Business District Improvement Program (NBDIP) is an award-winning program that allocates annual funding for improvement projects that attract and retain small businesses in all Cincinnati neighborhood business districts (NBDs).
The program is highly versatile. It can directly benefit a business district with parking additions, façade improvements, or building renovations. It can also provide indirect benefits by funding streetscapes or wayfinding signage to make the district more appealing to customers and residents.
Tax Increment Finance Districts
Community development corporations are a tremendous resource and link for citizens to become involved in their communities.
Neighborhood Catalytic Capital Investment RFP
The Neighborhood Catalytic Investment (NCI) RFP was created in by Cincinnati City Council in the FY23 Carryover Budget with a total amount of $1.9 Million
Community Development Corporations
Community Development Corporations are a tremendous resource and link for citizens to become involved in their communities. You can find a list of recognized CDCs for the purpose of CMC 765-5 here for more information.
Community Entertainment District (CED)
Community Entertainment District is a bounded area that includes a combination of entertainment, retail, educational, sporting, social, cultural, or arts establishments within close proximity to hotels, restaurants, retail sales establishments, enclosed shopping centers, museums, performing arts theaters, movie theaters, sports facilities, etc., that provide similar services to the community. Learn more >
Community councils are a crucial link between the City and its many unique neighborhoods, and each council is as unique as the neighborhood it serves. These organizations ensure that neighborhood development responds to the needs and goals of its citizens. The councils are also a vehicle for communication and engagement throughout neighborhoods. Get more information about your Community Council here.
Neighborhood Business Associations
Neighborhood Business Associations are a crucial link between the City and its many unique neighborhood business districts and each association is as unique as the neighborhood business district that it serves. These organizations ensure that the City responds to the needs and goals of the businesses within the recognized business districts it serves. Some neighborhoods do not have an independent business association and the neighborhood community council or community development corporation serves the role of a business association. Get more information about Neighborhood Business Associations here.