Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

This program helps distribute money to local communities and non-profit organizations to upgrade their facilities and to help improve local roads and other public facilities. For more information, please visit the US Department of Housing and Urban Development at:



The County of Ashland will apply to the Ohio Department of Development/Office of Community Development for funding under the 2017/2018 Community Development Formula Program. The County is eligible for approximately $175,000 under this program.

On March 2, 2017, the County conducted the first public hearing to inform citizens about this grant program, how it may be used, what activities are eligible, and other program requirements. Based on both citizen input and local officials’ assessment of the County’s needs, the County is proposing to undertake the following activities under this program:

Approx. $175,000 will be used for the following projects:

Village of Perrysville- ADA Walking Path- $74,000

Ashland County Senior Citizens Center- Partial roof replacement- $31,950

Village of Polk- Sidewalk Replacement- approx. $30,000, give or take

Village of Savannah- Sidewalk Replacement- approx. $30,000, give or take

Administration- $7,550

Fair Housing- $1,500

In the event that more or less money is received for this grant, the amount for the sidewalk projects in the Village of Savannah and the Village of Polk will be adjusted. In the event that any of the above projects are not able to implemented in the time allowed, as secondary (back-up) projects, any remaining monies will be split evenly between the Village of Polk and the Village of Savannah for further sidewalk improvements. If grant funding allocations are not approved due to the federal budget, no projects will be undertaken.

If funding is available, the County plans to apply for the following Competitive Set-Aside funding: Neighborhood Revitalization Grant- Village of Perrysville- $500,000

The second public hearing will be held on June 27, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., in the second floor meeting room in the Ashland County Office Building, 110 Cottage Street, Ashland, Ohio, to give citizens the opportunity to review and comment on Ashland County’s proposed application. This notice is also available on the Ashland County website at

Examples of How CDBG Funding is Used


Old Nankin Tornado Siren


New Nankin Tornado Siren


Old Rowsburg Tornado Siren


New Rowsburg Tornado Siren


Dale-Roy sidewalk Project Before


Dale-Roy sidewalk Project After


Perrysville Street Paving Before


Perrysville Street Paving After


Polk WWTP Before


Polk WWTP After

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Ashland County Commissioners
110 Cottage Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Tel: 419-282-4263
Fax: 419-281-6939