Cleveland Heights stands to see cuts in its federal funding after the U.S. Senate did not come to an agreement to stop $85 billion in federal cuts Thursday.
The city received about $3.9 million in federal funding in 2012, including $2.5 million from the Community Development Block Grant, which helps fund senior programs, street, water and sewer maintenance, youth recreation centers, food banks, housing programs and more.
The city also received $721,000 from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which it uses to rehab or demolish nuisance homes, among other things.
City Finance Director Tom Raguz said Thursday that it's too early to tell the exact impact the sequestration will have on the city, but he provided a complete list of the funding Cleveland Heights received in 2012:Federal Grantor/ Pass Through Grantor/Program or Cluster Title Federal Expenditures U.S.. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Community Development Block Grant $2,533,647 Rapid Re-Housing Program $71,164 Passes through Ohio Department of Development: Neighborhood Stabilization Program $720,927 Passes through Cuyahoga County Housing Consortium: HOME Investment Partnership Program $310,116 Passes through Cuyahoga County Dept.of Development: Lead Safe Cuyahoga Program $170,797 Total U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development $3,806,650 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: Passes through State Dept. of Aging and the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging: Title III-B of the Older Americans Act $24,902 U.S. Department of Transportation: Passes through Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA): Federal Transit Formula Grant $93,500 Total Expenditures of Federal Awards $3,925,052