Community Project Funding

FY24 Community Project Funding


Our office’s FY24 Community Project Funding and Appropriations requests process has now closed. For more information on the FY25 Community Project Funding and Appropriations requests process, please visit this page.


After receiving more than 50 applications for the Fiscal Year 2024 Community Project Funding process, our office selected the following 15 projects to advance and be submitted to the House Appropriations Committee for its review:

  • City of Cincinnati – Central Parkway Complete Street Improvement
    • Address: 801 Plum Street, Room 450, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    • Funding Request: $5,000,000
    • Project Cost: $20,000,000
    • Description: The Central Parkway Complete Street Improvement project would remodel Central Parkway into a “Complete Street” – reducing the width of Central Parkway from 106 feet to 70 feet and adding in new turn lates, dedicated pedestrian sidewalks, bicycle tracks, and a greenspace median. Improvements to this key corridor would assist in bridging the divide between two historic neighborhoods, Over-the-Rhine and the West End, and increase connectivity between Downtown and the City’s inner-belt neighborhoods.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority – Beechwood Improvement
    • Address: 1627 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45214
    • Funding Request: $5,000,000
    • Project Cost: $44,028,459
    • Description: The Beechwood Improvement project would renovate and modernize all apartment units and major systems in this multi-family affordable housing high-rise property in Avondale. Improvements would include replacing boilers and elevator mechanicals, HVAC equipment, roofing systems, appliances, plumbing and electrical systems, additional laundry facilities, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and new energy efficient appliances.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • City of Franklin – 12” Water Line Connection Replacement
    • Address: One Benjamin Franklin Way, Franklin, OH 45005
    • Funding Request: $1,478,268
    • Project Cost: $1,847,835
    • Description: The 12″ Water Line Connection Replacement project would upsize five municipal waters lines to the appropriate sizes – ensuring an uninterrupted supply of safe drinking water to the community. Improvements would primarily take place in the City’s older South and East sides, home to many low-income and vulnerable community members.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • City of South Lebanon – Community Center Improvement
    • Address: 10 North High Street, South Lebanon, OH 45065
    • Funding Request: $812,797
    • Project Cost: $1,015,997
    • Description: The South Lebanon Community Center Improvement project would renovate a community center that serves as the primary location for the provision of much-needed services – including a food pantry – to low- and moderate-income residents in the community. Improvements include strengthening the structural integrity of the building, replacing the leaky roof, installing energy efficient windows, and repairing the parking lot.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority – Bus Stop Enhancement
    • Address: 525 Vine Street #500, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    • Funding Request: $3,250,000
    • Project Cost: $4,062,500
    • Description: The SORTA Bus Stop Enhancement project would improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of hundreds of bus stops which serve as the first point of contact for tens of thousands of transit riders daily. Enhancements include fixing uneven pavement for wheelchairs and strollers; updating broken shelters; and installing new seating, lighting, and electronic signage.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • City of Loveland – Cherokee Drive Water Main Replacement
    • Address: 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140
    • Funding Request: $745,000
    • Project Cost: $1,617,200
    • Description: The Cherokee Drive Water Main Replacement project would install thousands of feet of new water mains to replace the outdated existing water lines – ensuring an uninterrupted supply of safe drinking water to the community. Improvements would primarily take place along Cherokee Drive and West Main Street, home to many low- and moderate-income community members.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • Mt. Airy Community Urban Redevelopment Enterprise – South Gateway Improvement
    • Address: 4580 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223
    • Funding Request: $1,400,000
    • Project Cost: $5,600,000
    • Description: The Mt. Airy South Gateway Improvement project would rehabilitate a collection of vacant, blighted, and dilapidated buildings and properties in the heart of the neighborhood. A new, 20,000-square-foot mixed-use development at the site would serve as a community anchor that will catalyze new economic development in the Mt. Airy Business District and increase quality of life in the surrounding area.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • Village of Terrace Park – Elm Street Water Line Replacement
    • Address: 428 Elm Street, Terrace Park, OH 45174
    • Funding Request: $400,000
    • Project Cost: $500,000
    • Description: The Elm Street Water Line Replacement project would install hundreds of feet of a new, secondary waters line – ensuring an uninterrupted supply of safe drinking water to the community. Improvements would primarily take place on a section of water line that has broken multiple times in the last several years as a result of heavy traffic on Hamilton County Route 50.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • City of Springboro – S.R. 741 / Lytle Five Points Intersection Reconstruction
    • Address: 320 West Central Avenue, Springboro, OH 45066
    • Funding Request: $2,000,000
    • Project Cost: $6,000,000
    • Description: The S.R. 741 / Lytle Five Points Intersection Reconstruction project would update a critical intersection through which 20,000 vehicles pass every day for commuter and commercial purposes. Reconstruction would include infrastructure upgrades, new turn lanes and safety features, better lighting and signage, and improved pedestrian access that will reduce congestion and hazards and facilitate new economic development in the surrounding area.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • City of Madeira – Camargo Road-East Phase 2 Improvement
    • Address: 7141 Madeira Avenue, Madeira, OH 45243
    • Funding Request: $2,850,000
    • Project Cost: $3,565,000
    • Description: The Camargo Road-East Phase 2 Improvement project would reconstruct 1.2 miles of a major corridor through the City’s main commercial and residential area. Improvements would include road resurfacing and full depth repairs and the installation of new streetscape enhancements, curbs, and sidewalks – increasing safety and efficiency for road users and supporting access to public transit for nearby residents of senior and assisted living facilities.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority – Lunkenheimer Revitalization
    • Address: 3 East Fourth Street, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    • Funding Request: $2,772,000
    • Project Cost: $3,212,000
    • Description: The Lunkenheimer Revitalization project would rehabilitate an abandoned 150,000-square-foot building and site that was formerly used as a foundry and manufacturing facility in South Fairmount. Revitalization would assist in property remediation that will allow for the building and site to be repurposed for future use that will catalyze new economic development in the surrounding area.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation – Findlay Community Center Improvement
    • Address: 1203 Walnut Street, 4th Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    • Funding Request: $4,000,000
    • Project Cost: $60,917,715
    • Description: The Findlay Community Center Improvement project would redevelop the existing Findlay Playground, Grant Park, and Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center into a world-class community campus in Over-the-Rhine. Improvements would include the development of a 51,000-square-foot state-of-the-art community center with an array of indoor and outdoor amenities to support diverse programming – including athletic fields and courts, fitness classrooms, aquatic facilities, and multi-purpose community facilities.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • Queen Mother’s Market Cooperative – Queen Mother’s Market Establishment
    • Address: 215 East 14th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    • Funding Request: $2,000,000
    • Project Cost: $5,000,000
    • Description: The Queen Mother’s Market Establishment project would establish a brick-and-mortar grocery store in Walnut Hills. The new grocery store would primarily benefit seniors and vulnerable community members who have lacked nearby access to quality food options since 2017.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • University of Cincinnati – Semiconductor and Microelectronics Workforce Development
    • Address: 2600 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45221
    • Funding Request: $2,000,000
    • Project Cost: $2,000,000
    • Description: The Semiconductor and Microelectronics Workforce Development project would assist in the acquisition of technology and equipment and the development of research programming and coursework to advance engineering and technical education and workforce training for more than 500 new students pursuing semiconductor and microelectronics training in this growing and in-demand career field.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement
  • Greater Cincinnati Water Works – Lead Service Line Replacement
    • Address: 4747 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232
    • Funding Request: $910,000
    • Project Cost: $1,820,000
    • Description: The Lead Service Line Replacement project would replace hundreds of publicly-owned lead service lines – shortening the time frame for Greater Cincinnati Waterworks to completely remove and replace lead service lines on both private property and the public right-of-way.
    • Financial Disclosure and Federal Nexus Statement