2021 Community Planning Grants

The Cuyahoga County Planning Commission will not be offering applications for the Community Planning Grant Program this year. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, new planning grants are being delayed until 2022 to allow us to restructure the program to reflect new planning opportunities and to better serve the community. We are working to complete several community-level projects that were awarded in 2019 and 2020, but were delayed due to COVID. In addition, we are undertaking several multi-jurisdictional and regional efforts that will benefit Cuyahoga County as a whole.

Our goal is to deliver quality final products to all of our clients. With our current capacity constraints, we discussed the decision not to open up planning grants with our Board and received support to restructure the process for 2022. We are here as a resource for the community, and will be producing additional Guidebooks and Best Practices Guides in 2021 that you can apply in your daily work. When we return with planning grants in 2022, we are hopeful that the restructured program will allow for a wider variety of potential projects that better address planning and zoning needs in a more equitable way.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions. We are happy to discuss challenging issues and potential solutions.