Neighborhood Support Program

The City’s Neighborhood Support Program provides funding to community councils for neighborhood projects and activities.

Self-determination and community improvement are the foundations of the program.

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 Activation Fund

This fund, made possible by American Rescue Plan dollars appropriated by Cincinnati City Council, will provide resources to support community projects and events in neighborhoods, with the purpose of restoring community fabric and rebuilding relationships that have been suffered due to the pandemic. Eligibility criteria are outlined in the application.

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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 Councils

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.