The City of Cleveland applies for various grants to maximize opportunities for additional funding from outside local resources. The City applies for a diverse base of funding and staff continuously pursues new opportunities from federal, state, non-profit and private entities. 

A variety of factors are considered when the City of Cleveland investigates potential funding opportunists.
These factors include but are not limited to: program requirements, funding amount, local match requirement and public-private partnerships.

Grants Management in Cleveland

1. Serves an an internal consultant for all city departments, boards and commissions regarding potential outside funding resources; 

2. Prepare, review and submit grant applications;

3. Coordinate team to based and public-private grant applications;

4. Process reimbursement requests;

5. Provide record keeping, financial reporting and performance reports for various agencies the City of Cleveland contracts with;

6. Ensures the City Council has passed a resolution for the grant application;

7. Perform grant monitoring;

Where Does Funding Come From?

Funding for grants administered by the City of Cleveland are awarded based on successful completion of an application and the City being selected as a grant recipient. Grants have been received from the following agencies:

  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Lyndhurst Foundation
  • Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Tennessee Department of Environment and Conversation
  • Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Tennessee Municipal League
  • Tennessee Department of Health
  • United States Department of Homeland Security
  • United States Department of Justice
  • United States Department of Transportation
  • United States Department of Housing and Urban Development