April 27, 2021
Cuyahoga County Council passed legislation today to award Community Development Supplemental Grants to the cities of Lakewood and Brook Park for $50,000 each for neighborhood projects.
The Lakewood project will pay for a portion of the costs for improvements to Kaufman Park. The Brook Park project will create an outdoor fitness area as part of Brook Park’s effort to create a campus-like recreational area around City Hall and the Community Center.
Cuyahoga County Council has allocated $1.5 million per year from Casino Revenue Funds to provide approximately 30 grants per year for place-based community improvement projects. Councilman Miller was the prime sponsor of legislation that increased the allocation from $1 million to $1.5 million starting with last year's round of applications. Applications are taken near the end of each year, and awards are made the following spring.
These projects will enhance Lakewood and Brook Park as excellent places to live, work, and play, and represent excellent collaboration among Cuyahoga County and the municipalities of County Council District 2. Lakewood Mayor Mehgan George and Brook Park Mayor Mike Gammella were instrumental in developing the proposed projects in their respective communities.