Neighborhood Business District Improvement Program
The Neighborhood Business District Improvement Program (NBDIP) assists communities in improving the economic vitality of neighborhood business districts (NBDs) by implementing projects that will improve the overall economy of the NBD. Applicants may apply for grants of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and/or City Capital funds.
Eligible public uses of NBDIP funds include:
|• Road improvements||• Streetscapes|
|• Traffic engineering||• Public Parking lots|
|• Sidewalks||• NBD plans|
Eligible private uses of NBDIP funds include:
|• Facade improvements||• Signage|
|• Building renovation||• Site acquisition and clearance|
|• Awnings||• Site specific planning|
Projects are evaluated in a competitive process that utilizes Cincinnati Neighborhood Business Districts United (CNBDU), a citizens advisory group of neighborhood business representatives. Based on the recommendations of CNBDU and input from City staff, the City Manager makes a final funding recommendation to City Council.
2014 Funding Period:
The application period for the 2014 funding period is now closed. The required pre-applications were due on February 14, 2014. We cannot consider a final grant request from a community that did not submit a pre-application. Any community now wishing to submit an application will have to wait until the 2015 funding period.
There were 30+ projects submitted for this year's funding round. On March 12, all communities that submitted pre-applications will have the opportunity to meet with DTD development officers and architects from the Division of Architecture and Urban Design. This is a chance to review pre-applications and provide feedback as to feasibility, cost, scope of work, etc. In the past, applicants have found this as a great educational opportunity to improve and refine their community's proposal before the final application is due. This session will take place at 5:30 PM in the Griesel Room at Centennial Building II, 805 Central Avenue.
2013 Application Examples:
For your convenience, I have included copies of last year's NBDIP final applications. You can find all the applications, as well as the final rankings, below.
2013 NBDIP Final Applications
East Price Hill
Lower Price Hill
||West Price Hill|
Phone: (513) 352-6232