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Storefront Renovation Vacant Property Initiative Fund
Economic Development Loan District of Design Initiative
Tax Increment Financing Workforce Training Grants
Neighborhood Retail Assistance Working Capital Loan Program
Grow Cuyahoga County Fund

Storefront Renovation Program

The Storefront Renovation Program (SRP) offers technical, design and financial assistance to commercial property owners whose retail (storefront) buildings are located in 27 City-approved “Target Areas.” -more


Economic Development Loan Program

216.664.3612 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 601 Lakeside Ave., Room 210

ED Loan Application Form
ED Loan Brochure

Designed to help companies from across all industries grow and prosper, this program offers long term, fixed-rate financing at 4% interest. This provides a lower debt service on overall financing and can help a company aggressively pursue and execute on their growth strategy.

Loans for the ED program range from $35,000 to $500,000 and cannot exceed 40% of the total project's cost. Terms are typically 5-7 years on equipment and up to 15 years on land and building.

Borrowers are encouraged to use this program in association with other private and public funds in order to achieve optimal financial leveraging for their organization. The City will take a subordinated collateral position to a private lender, provided there is adequate collateral.


Neighborhood Retail Assistance Program

216.664.3720 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 601 Lakeside Ave.

NRAP Flyer -  NRAP Application Form - CDC Contacts  - Councilpersons

The Neighborhood Retail Assistance program or ‘NRAP’ program is structured to provide grant and loan assistance (up to $40,000) to small retail-related businesses and targets projects which will upgrade the exterior appearance and feel of retail districts. These projects include landscaping, lighting and signage, enhancements which have proven to have a positive effect on the economic vitality, vibrancy, and image of a community. All NRAP applicants must have a letter of support from their community Development Corporation (CDC) and their councilperson.

*When locating near a CDC boundary it is a good idea to call the CDCs to confirm which CDC covers that area.


Vacant Property Initiative Fund

216.664.2406 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 601 Lakeside, Room 210

These loans are designed to overcome barriers to the re-use of abandoned, idled or underutilized commercial and industrial properties. Eligible applicants include private developers and businesses, and non-profit CDC’s.  -more


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