Office of Community Development
The Office of Community Development administers Community and Economic Development programs that provide federal and state funding to communities to address a variety of needs. Eligible communities and nonprofit organizations can apply for funding through the programs listed on this web page. To contact a Community Development Analyst for your area for assistance, access Community Development Program Representatives Service Areas.
Public Notice: The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA), in partnership with the Board of Adams County Commissioners, intend to apply for funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, Public Law 113 - 2, for the Community Development Block Grant - Natural Disaster Resiliency (CDBG - NDR) competition. If you would like to view and comment on the application, click the National Disaster Resiliency Competition Grant - Public Comment Period link here.
The Community Development Program provides communities with a flexible housing and community development resource that can be used to address locally identified needs that are eligible Community Development Block Grant activities and qualify under the national objective of Low- and Moderate-Income (LMI) Benefit or Elimination of Slum and Blight. The program includes competitive set-aside funding for Neighborhood Revitalization, Downtown Revitalization and Critical Infrastructure.
The Community Development Corporation (CDC) Economic Development Program encourages entrepreneurship, creates and retains long-term, private sector jobs and enable community and economic development investment in underserved neighborhoods throughout the state of Ohio.
The Economic Development Loan and Public Infrastructure Grant Program creates and retains permanent, private-sector jobs, principally for low- and moderate-income persons, through the expansion and retention of business and industry in Ohio communities.
The Residential Public Infrastructure Grant Program creates safe and sanitary living environment for Ohio citizens, through the provision of safe and reliable drinking water and proper disposal of sanitary waste.