The Neighborhood Catalytic Investment (NCI) RFP was created in by Cincinnati City Council in the FY23 Carryover Budget with a total of $1.9million.

The NCI RFP has two application pools.

  • Early Action RFP targets transformative neighborhood project proposals that have not yet secured the majority of funding needed for construction. The maximum request is $100,000.
  • Project Implementation RFP targets transformative neighborhood project proposals that have secured the majority of funding needed for construction. There is no minimum or maximum dollar request limit for the Project Implementation category of funds

The Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) is administering this RFP process for the City Administration.

Completed applications should be scanned and emailed to DCED at communitydevelopment@cincinnati-oh.gov 
or hard copies can be mailed to:

805 Central Avenue, Suite 710 
C/O Neighborhood Development
Cincinnati, OH 45202

RFP FAQs (in process)

RFP Timeline

Release of NCI RFP 

RFP Close Date                                                                                              

Administrative Application Review Completed                                                                           

Recommendation to City Council                                                                                

November 18, 2022

January 18, 2023

February 8, 2023 (est)

February 15, 2023 (est)

RFP Documents

Click HERE for the Early Action RFP Documents
Click HERE for the Project Implementation RFP Documents