One South Eucid
OSE Launches grant program
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Applications for One South Euclid’s (OSE) 2022 Neighborhood Grant Program are available now and will close on Tuesday, February 28 at 5 p.m.
OSE will hold a community information and Q & A session on Tuesday, February 15 at
6 p.m. at the South Euclid Library (meeting rooms A and B) at 1876 South Green Road.
The Neighborhood Grant program includes grants for senior landscaping services (snow plowing and grass cutting), storefront renovations, and exterior home improvements. Only South Euclid residents and business owners are eligible. A grants committee composed of OSE Board members who are volunteers and city residents oversee all aspects of the program. Awards are based on applicant need and impact to the community in a blind review process (excluding storefront renovations). Final decisions are expected to be made by May.
The purpose of the Senior Landscaping grants is to help the city’s residents age in place.
They provide support to seniors 65 years and older who are physically unable to regularly cut their lawns and shovel snow, have no family or friends who can help, and lack the financial means for such services.
As in past years, OSE continues to partner with the Community Partnership on Aging (CPA) to facilitate the application process for senior landscaping grants. CPA’s mission is to promote independence, a healthy lifestyle, community involvement, opportunities for personal growth, and provide support for family caregivers. Residents work directly with CPA to apply for a grant. Those who are interested and eligible should call 216-396-9392 before February 17 to be placed on the call list to ensure their application can be completed by CPA prior to the February 28 deadline.
OSE partners with the City of South Euclid for the Storefront Renovation grant program, which awards commercial property owners a matching grant for transformational exterior renovations. Eligible projects include all exterior building repairs that are visible from the street. Awards of up to $30,000 are offered and require a 100% match from the property owner. Only business owners are eligible to apply. Applicants will be asked to describe the proposed renovation, provide an expected timeline for completion, as well as renderings. The online application must be completed March 7. Final decisions will be made by May and projects must be completed by December 31, 2023.
These grants help residents of owner-occupied homes with select exterior home repairs. Eligible projects include the replacement of either a driveway, garage, roof, sidewalk(s), siding, or exterior step unit. House painting or tree removal are also eligible. At its discretion, OSE may fund up to 50% of a project’s cost. The online application is due February 28. For a paper application, please call 216-396-9392. Final decisions will be made by May and projects must be completed by December 31, 2023.