Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Over $7.5 Million in Economic Development Grants for Ohio’s 13th District

Sep 12, 2017 Issues: Economy

Youngstown, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan today announced $7,598,549  in federal grants to promote economic development in communities across the 13th Congressional District. This series of formula grants come through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD).

“As a member of Congress, I am constantly looking for ways to revitalize our cities, towns, and communities that have yet to see much of the economic recovery that has happened for the wealthiest among us. Across the country, our towns are yearning for new development and new life. The vital influx of private investment that will be needed will only be possible with smart, necessary public investment to pave the way by upgrading and building modern infrastructure that can handle growth. Grants like these from the Department of Housing and Urban Development are necessary to provide Northeast Ohio the resources necessary to write our next chapter. As long as I am in Congress, I will continue to fight for and expand these vital programs. This spending is an investment, not a waste, that should be protected,” said Congressman Ryan.  

Grant types, recipients, and amounts listed below:

Year

State

Grant

Recipient

Amount

District

2017

OH

CDBG

BARBERTON

$ 562,812

13, 16

2017

OH

CDBG

KENT

$ 248,453

13, 16

2017

OH

CDBG

SUMMIT COUNTY

$ 872,757

11, 13, 14, 16

2017

OH

HOME

SUMMIT COUNTY

$ 308,361

11, 13, 14, 16

2017

OH

CDBG

WARREN

$ 1,054,389

13

2017

OH

HOME

WARREN

$ 490,018

13

2017

OH

CDBG

YOUNGSTOWN

$ 3,210,146

13

2017

OH

ESG

YOUNGSTOWN

$ 425,468

13

2017

OH

HOME

YOUNGSTOWN

$ 426,145

13

 

Grant Descriptions:

  • The Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants program provides annual grants to States and local units of government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
  • The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program provides funding to engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; improve the number, quality and operations of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; provide essential services to shelter residents, rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and prevent families/individuals from becoming homeless.  
  • The HOME program helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to States and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.
  • The HOPWA program provides housing assistance and related supportive services to local units of government, States and non-profit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families.
  • The Housing Trust Fund (HTF) provides funding to developers to preserve, rehabilitate and construct housing, primarily for extremely low-income families. At least 80 percent of the funds must be used for the production, preservation, rehabilitation, or operation of rental housing. Up to 10 percent can be used for the following homeownership activities for first-time homebuyers: production, preservation, and rehabilitation; down payment assistance, closing cost assistance, and assistance for interest rate buy-downs.

Congressman Ryan was also pleased to announce $34,744 in grant funding for the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments provided though the Economic Development Administration. This EDA planning investment supports the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region served by the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, which comprises the counties of Ashtabula, Mahoning, and Trumbull.  The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.

"Eastgate is the designated Economic Development District for Mahoning, Trumbull and Ashtabula counties.  The EDA Partnership Planning Funds will be utilized to further strategic planning for our member communities and promote the usage of state and federal programs that advance economic development in those communities.  Additional funding also allows Eastgate the opportunity to develop measures and best practices for facilitating growth," said Jim Kinnick, Executive Director