Funding Opportunities


The Cleveland Climate Action Fund’s 2020 grant cycle is open, in partnership with Neighborhood Connections

APPLICATION PROCESS & TIMELINE

  1. Attend a Grantseeker Orientation Session:

Before completing your grant application, please attend a grantseeker orientation session. We host these meetings in the month before each grant deadline to assist grantseekers in preparing their applications and to answer questions. Each session will cover how to apply and what to expect after submitting an application.  Below is a list of dates and locations:

Winter Grantseeker Workshops                             

    • January 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. @ Cleveland Public Library – Carnegie West branch, 1900 Fulton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113
    • January 21 from 5 to 6:45 p.m. @ Cleveland Public Library – Rice branch, 11535 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44104
    • January 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. @ Neighborhood Connections, 5000 Euclid Ave. #310 (inside the Agora, free parking behind the building off of Prospect)

Summer Grantseeker Workshops                             

    • July 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. @ Cleveland Public Library – Carnegie West branch, 1900 Fulton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113
    • July 21 from 5 to 6:45 p.m. @ Cleveland Public Library – Rice branch, 11535 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44104
    • July 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. @ Neighborhood Connections, 5000 Euclid Ave. #310 (inside the Agora, free parking behind the building off of Prospect)

  1. 2020 DEADLINES
    • Winter deadline complete the Application by February 14, 2020
    • Summer deadline complete the Application by August 14, 2020

Application is here. Submit the proposal here.

  1. Grant Making Committee Review:

After the application is submitted, it goes to the Grant Making Committee. The committee is made up of Cleveland and East Cleveland residents. They review each application and determine which applicants to interview. Because of the volume of applicants, they can only interview the groups that meet the basic criteria.

  1. Interviews:

Interviews are conducted at convenient locations in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods. Up to three individuals may attend the meeting. Groups will have time to talk more about the ideas presented in their application, and will answer questions from the committee.

  1. Notification:

Groups will be notified approximately 10-12 weeks after submitting their application whether they received funding.

  1. Grantee Orientation:

Groups chosen to receive funding (and their fiscal agent, if appropriate) will be required to attend an orientation session providing assistance with the project’s implementation.

  1. Final Report:

Within a month after grant activities are completed, grant recipients will be expected to provide a report on their work.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Cathi Lehn, clehn@city.cleveland.oh.us or call at 216-664-2421

To learn more about past projects focused on Climate Action and Sustainability and to gain some inspiration if you need it, visit here and here.

Can’t wait to hear your ideas!