Grants, Partnerships & Plans

Hamilton County has announced the 2024 Façade Grant Program open to all municipalities and townships.  The maximum amount any community will receive for funding is $50,000. Since this is now a competitive grant with other communities, the terms are different than the 2023 program. Although Cheviot will not be able to apply for the grant until August 1, the County encourages our reaching out to business owners in July to complete a pre-application to determine interest.

Facade Grant Overview 2024: Overview of the Grant

Façade Pre-Application 2024: Form that needs to be filled out and submitted by 7/31/24



  • 2022 – A Market Analysis: 3625 Harrison Avenue – Urban Fast Forward  Cheviot Market Analysis Final
  • 2021 – Activating the City of Cheviot’s Commercial Business District – Hamilton County Planning + Development  Commercial Business District
  • 2021 – A Housing Strategy for Cheviot 2021 – Hamilton County Housing Action Planning Team  Cheviot Housing Action Plan
  • 2019 – ULI (Urban Land Institute) Cheviot TAP (Technical Assistance Panel) Final Report – Urban Land Institute ULI Cheviot TAP (Final Report)
  • 2016 – Cheviot Housing Survey – Cheviot Consulting Staff
  • 2010 – Streetscape and Cemetery Plan – Meisner & Associates


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.


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

Green Western Ridge 80/20 2% 2060
Green Christ Medical Center 80/20 1% 2062
Green Mercy Hospital 90/10 2% 2060
Colerain Liberty Nursing 90/10 2% 2063
Green Harrison Greene 90/10 1% 2064
Green UDF/North Bend 90/10 1% 2066
Green McAlister’s 90/10 1% 2068
Green Hampton Inn 80/20 2% 2095

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



Cheviot has received over $3 million in grant monies for community improvements over the past 10 years.


  • Facade Improvement Program in Commercial Zones- $150,000


  • Cappel Building Purchase- $350,000
  • LED Streetlights on Harrison Ave.- $26,000
  • Ohio EPA Grant for Two Blink Charging Stations at the Harrison Ave. Parking Lot- $16,397
  • Cheviot Housing Action Plan- Cheviot was selected as one of six communities in Hamilton County for development of house action plan- report done with recommendations- implemented by Hamilton County Planning + Development, LISC and Community Building Institute- no amount specified


  • State Capital Improvement Grant for Improvements at Harvest Home Lodge- $100,000
  • Several CARES Act funding grants through Hamilton County; such as, WiFi connection in Cheviot parks and business district through Cincinnati Bell, support for restaurants and bars consisting of street furniture, DORA components and awnings. – $124,000
  • Strategic Steps to grow Cheviot’s Business District Project through Hamilton County Planning + Development – $27,500


  • Urban Land Institute Technical Study- Funded by Hamilton County Planning + Development. Final Report was done by Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) Report- $20,000


  • OPWC* and CDBG*- Trevor/ Alma Street Construction- $500,000
  • WeThrive Grant- $7,500
  • NatureWorks Grant- Splash Park- $136,000


  • OPWC* and MRF*- Westwood Northern Blvd., School Section Rd. and Washington Ave. Reconstruction – $1.338 million


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


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


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


  • 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  for Pioneer Park– $15,000
  • KaBoom Playground Maintenance Grant – $750


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

*OPWC- Ohio Public Works Commission

*MRF- Municipal Road Fund


City of Cheviot