The Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program is dedicated to environmental conservation through acquisition of green space as well as the protection and enhancement of river and stream corridors. This competitive grant program assists local communities as well as environmental and watershed related nonprofit organizations with funding for the preservation of open spaces, sensitive ecological areas, and riparian corridors. Cuyahoga County has approximately $5,454,153 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2025.

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As with the State Infrastructure Programs, District One consists of Cuyahoga County and the Natural Resource Assistance Council (NRAC) oversees the Clean Ohio Conservation program in Cuyahoga County. Through an Administrative Services Agreement, County Planning assists the NRAC in implementing the annual program and distributes funds to local communities and nonprofit organizations to protect open space and riparian corridors.

  1. Recommending a Project Selection and Evaluation Methodology.
  2. Preparing Application Materials.
  3. Reviewing and scoring the submitted applications for further review and final recommendation by the DOPWIC.
  4. Preparing and submitting the projects recommended for funding.

For more information on the Clean Ohio Conservation Program, visit the Ohio Public Works Commission.