After a successful first round of projects, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is excited to announce the continuation of the Neighborhood Catalytic Capital Investment (NCCI) RFP with applications now open to a second round of transformative projects across Cincinnati!

The NCCI RFP has one application, the Early Action RFP [linked below: “NCCI – Application Form”], which targets transformative neighborhood proposals requiring pre-development resources needed for future construction.

Cincinnati City Council approved this iteration of the program’s continuation with a total sum of $500,000 (Ordinance 201-2023); the maximum request for individual projects is $100,000.

To apply for this program, applications should be completed, scanned, and emailed to DCED at

Or, hard copies can be mailed to:

805 Central Avenue, Suite 700
C/O Neighborhood Development
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Applications must be received by 12 P.M. EDT on Friday, October 20th, 2023.

If you have any questions regarding NCCI, email Joseph Malek, Development Manager, at

RFP Timeline

  • Release of NCCI RFP: August 18, 2023
  • RFP Close Date: October 20, 2023
  • Award Announcements (Estimated): November 8, 2023

Click here to see a list of awarded NCCI projects awarded from the last round of applications.