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State Community Development Block Grant Program

For the past 20 years, the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has been a source of versatile and comprehensive funding to help small cities and rural areas meet their housing and community development needs. This time-tested program has made it possible for states and communities to address local problems, take advantage of development opportunities, and provide an impressive range of benefits to low-and moderate-income citizens.

The City of Medina receives an allocation each year of approximately $75,000 to $95,000. The amount of the allocation is based on the percentage of low to moderate income areas and residents within the city and also the amount of funding that the state receives from the Federal Government. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Partnerships.

Below is a list of projects within Medina City that have been funded over the past five years, either fully or partially by Community Development Block Grant dollars:

Medina County Transit
ADA curb ramps
West Liberty Street Sidewalks
Exterior home painting
ADA fixtures for Medina Community Recreation Center
Playground equipment for Ray Mellert Park






Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.


The City of Medina intends to apply to the Development Services Agency for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program, a federally funded program administered by the State of Ohio, Development Services Agency.  The City is eligible to apply for funds under the Fiscal Year FY 2017 CDBG Small Cities Program Community Development Allocation Program, Water and Sewer, Economic Development, Discretionary, Imminent Threat grants, Neighborhood Revitalization Competitive Set-Aside grant, and Critical Infrastructure Competitive Set-Aside Grant.


The City of Medina is eligible for approximately $150,000 for Fiscal Year 2017 CDBG Community Development Allocation funding.   


The first of two (or more) public hearings will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 132 N. Elmwood Avenue, Medina, Ohio  44256, to provide citizens with pertinent information about the CDBG programs including an explanation of eligible activities and program requirements.  The CDBG program can fund a broad range of activities, including:  economic development projects, streets, water supply, drainage and sanitary sewer improvements, park acquisition and improvements, demolition of unsafe structures, rehabilitation of housing, and neighborhood facilities.  The activities must be designed to primarily benefit low and moderate income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight, or meet an urgent need of the community.


Citizens are encouraged to attend this meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to provide their input on the City’s CDBG program.  No final decisions regarding projects will be made at this hearing.


Sandy Davis

CDBG Grant Administrator

City of Medina





FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON FAIR HOUSING, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK:  http://www.co.medina.oh.us/fairhousing/fh_what_is.htm

For more information on current grants, please contact:

Sandy Davis
CDBG Grant Administrator
132 N. Elmwood Avenue
Medina, Ohio  44256
(330) 722-0397