The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to jurisdictions for the development of sites and infrastructure designed to attract and sustain businesses. Ideal grant requests will better position jurisdictions to compete for development projects at both state and local levels.
This program is a replacement for the Municipal Grant program and will act as a supplement to the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) program.
The Greene County Commissioners' Grant program reallocates approximately $500,000 allotted for the Municipal Grant program, and up to 50% of the annual $500,000 allotted for the EDIP Grant program (for a total of $750,000 annually), to assist jurisdictions in the form of grants for strategic economic development projects to include: road extensions, due-diligence studies, utility extensions, speculative construction, and municipal fiber.
Grants may also be awarded for community-based projects which improve the quality of life for residents such as parks, shared spaces, and “main-street”/down-town improvements.
Applications will be accepted throughout the year until funds are depleted. Projects will be reviewed by the Department of Development staff and the Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) before final approval by the BOCC.
2021 COMMUNITY INVESTMENT GRANT DOCUMENTS: