The George Gund Foundation

The George Gund Foundation

The Foundation’s guidelines reflect our long-standing interests in the arts, economic development and community revitalization, education, environment and human services because these areas embrace most of the major issues that any community must address. While we continue to organize much of our work within these program areas, there is increasing awareness that many issues and, therefore, many grant proposals do not fit neatly into one program category. Indeed, the work of a growing number of nonprofit organizations brings together aspects of several of our core interests, and, as a result, we are becoming ever more interdisciplinary in our approach.

 

Funding Source: Philanthropic Organizations
Match: N/A
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSchool DistrictsSewer DistrictsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike Safety ProgramBike/PedestrianBikewaysEnvironmentalHelmetsNatural Habitat Preservation + RestorationNutrient ReductionPedestrianPlanningResilience EffortsStorm Water Improvement
Visit Website Member Community Infrastructure Program (MCIP)

The intent of the MCIP is to provide an annual funding opportunity to Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District member communities in the service area for sewer infrastructure repair and rehabilitation that will:

  • Continue progress towards environmentally sustainable and healthy communities through protection and improvement of the region’s water resources consistent with the vision of the Sewer District.
  • Support efforts to assist member communities compliance with the Sewer District’s Community Discharge Permit Program.
  • Improve function and condition of the local sewer system.
  • Identify and remove sources of inflow and infiltration from the sewer system. This reduction would preserve the hydraulic capacity of the local and Sewer District sewer system and alleviate problems such as basement flooding.

The Sewer District anticipates funds will be available annually through a competitive process and upon approval of the Board of Trustees. The Sewer District reserves the right to annually review and modify the terms and conditions of MCIP funding.

Funding Source: Local-Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Match: N/A
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalities
Project Category: EnvironmentalResilience EffortsSewer ConstructionStorm Water ImprovementWastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
Visit Website Green Infrastructure Grant Program for the Combined Sewer Area

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District recognizes the importance of green infrastructure such as rain gardens, bioretention, pervious pavement, and other site-based stormwater management practices in the combined sewer area. The Green Infrastructure Grants Program for the Combined Sewer Area is open to communities and non-profit organizations in the combined sewer area interested in implementing green infrastructure projects that remove stormwater from the combined sewer system. Private, for-profit entities may also put forward projects in partnership with communities or non-profits. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to ensure the long-term ownership and maintenance of these practices.

If you would like more information on these projects or the grants program, contact Linda M. Mayer at (440) 253-2147.

Funding Source: Local-Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Match: N/A
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesNon Profits
Project Category: EnvironmentalNutrient ReductionResilience EffortsStorm Water Improvement
Visit Website State Capital Improvement Program-District 7 (Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Portage Counties)

State funding for road and other infrastructure improvements. Eligible applicants are counties, cities, villages, townships, and water and sanitary districts. Eligible projects are for improvements to roads, bridges, culverts, water supply systems, wastewater systems, storm water collection systems, and solid waste disposal facilities.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Public Works Commission
Match: 0%-50%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesSewer Districts
Project Category: BridgeCommunity Water System ImprovementsEnvironmentalRoadRoad/BridgeSewer ConstructionStorm Water ImprovementWastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
Visit Website State Capital Improvement Program-District 1 (Cuyahoga County)

The State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP) assists local communities in financing local public infrastructure improvements.  Eligible applicants are counties, cities, villages, townships, and water and sanitary districts. Eligible projects are for improvements to roads, bridges, culverts, water supply systems, wastewater systems, storm water collection systems, and solid waste disposal facilities.

OPWC’s District One covers Cuyahoga County, and is administered by the District One Public Works Integrating Committee (DOPWIC), which consists of seven (7) members. Through an Administrative Services Agreement, County Planning assists the DOPWIC in implementing the program.

For more information about the State Capital Improvement Program, visit the Ohio Public Works Commission.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Public Works Commission
Match: 0%-50%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesSewer Districts
Project Category: BridgeCommunity Water System ImprovementsRoadRoad/BridgeSewer ConstructionStorm Water ImprovementWastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
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