Grants, Partnerships & Plans

JEDDS – What are they? Joint Economic Development Districts (JEDDs) provide a mechanism by which Ohio municipalities and townships can cooperate to foster development activities without modifications to jurisdiction boundaries. Through JEDD contracts, Green and Colerain Townships are able to use Cheviot’s ability to levy income taxes for the employees in specified township developments. Below are the JEDDS Cheviot has with Green and Colerain Townships.

City of Cheviot JEDDS – Joint Economic Development Districts

TOWNSHIP NAME SHARE* RATE EXPIRATION
Green UDF/North Bend 90/10 1% 2066
Green Harrison Greene 90/10 1% 2064
Colerain Liberty Nursing 90/10 2% 2063
Green Mercy Hospital 90/10 2% 2060
Green Christ Medical Center 80/20 1% 2062
Green Western Ridge 80/20 2% 2060

* The first number is the township’s portion and the second is Cheviot’s

Grants

Cheviot has received over $400,000 in grant monies for community improvements over the past 6 years.

2016

  • CDBG* – Frances Avenue Reconstruction – $150,000
  • Duke Energy : HCDC Small Business Improvement Program – $20,000 – business assistance to Cheviot businesses

2015

  • NatureWorks grant + 25% matching grant – total $56,328 – major improvements to Harvest Home Playground
  • CDBG* funding: Harvest Home Park public pool repairs & park enhancements – $60,000

2014

  • Interact for Health – $15,800 – completion of 12-station fitness trail at Harvest Home Park

2013

  • Port Authority – condemned commercial building demolition – $30,000
  • CDBG* Façade Improvement Grant program – $25,000
  • CDBG* for revamped tennis courts – $25,000
  • Cheviot Savings Bank – $15,000 for Pioneer Park
  • KaBoom Playground Maintenance Grant – $750

2012

  • WeThrive! Grant through Hamilton Co. Health Dept. – $24,000 – walking signs, community garden at St. Martin’s, Lettuce Us Eat Well Farmers Market promotional materials, 6-station fitness trail, handicapped swing, hopscotch games at Harvest Home Park
  • Huntington Bank – $10,000 – sturdy trash receptacles along Harrison Avenue

2011

  • CDBG* – major repairs to the Fieldhouse – $150,000
  • USDA** – partial funds for ambulance – $30,000

*CDBG – Community Development Block Grant funds
**USDA – United States Dept. of Agriculture

 

Cheviot’s 2016 Housing Survey provides an overview of our housing stock.

◦Streetscape Plan – The Streetscape and Cemetery Plan was adopted by Cheviot City Council in 2010. The decision was made to incrementally implement the Plan. Among the features now in place are hanging baskets on Harrison Avenue, decorative fencing in front of the cemetery on Harrison, and renovation of Pioneer Park across from the cemetery.