Ohio Department of Development: Community Services Block Grant

The Office of Community Development administers Community and Economic Development programs that provide federal and state funding to communities to address a variety of needs. The Community Development Program provides communities with a flexible housing and community development resource that can be used to address locally identified needs that are eligible Community Development Block Grant activities and qualify under the national objective of Low- and Moderate-Income (LMI) Benefit or Elimination of Slum and Blight. The program includes competitive set-aside funding for Neighborhood Revitalization, Downtown Revitalization and Critical Infrastructure.


The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency. It helps eligible Ohioans pay their home energy bill. The benefit is applied directly to a customer’s utility bill or bulk fuel bill. The amount of the benefit is determined by the number of people in the household, the heating source, and the region of residence.

Lake County Board of Commissioners: HOME Funds Grant / Community Development Block Grant

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States. The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides formula grants to states and localities that communities use – often in partnership with local nonprofit groups – to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people. HOME is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.

Lake County ADAMHS Board

Established by Ohio statute, the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board is responsible for evaluating, planning, funding, and monitoring services to help Lake County residents who are dealing with a mental illness and/or addiction.

Lake County Department of Job & Family Services

Lake County Department of Job and Family Services assists families with a variety of needs via Public Assistance Programs, Children & Adult Protective Services, Public Employment & Training Services and Child Support Enforcement Programs.

United Way of Lake County

The mission of United Way of Lake County (UWLC) is to measurably improve the quality of people’s lives in Lake County.

Western Reserve Junior Service League

Service League promotes enrichment of educational, cultural, and charitable service organizations of Lake County and surrounding communities by providing dedicated volunteers, financial support, and proven leadership. Grant funding is awarded to agencies that help infants, children, the elderly, individuals with disabilities or medical needs, and those that are economically disadvantaged.

City of Mentor

The City of Mentor is located approximately 25 miles northeast of Cleveland, Ohio and is the largest city in Lake County. Mentor is home to outstanding shopping, dining and recreational activities.

Lake County Board of Commissioners: Senior Services Levy

Lake County’s Senior Levy was first approved by voters in November, 1992. In November 2017, voters approved a levy renewal and increase resulting in a total levy collection of 0.8 mills for five years. Levy funding is reserved for providing or maintaining senior citizen services or facilities and is authorized by sections 307.694, 307.85 and 5705.19 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Lake County Board of DD provides a wide range of services for individuals with disabilities.

The mission of the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood is to EMPOWER people with developmental disabilities to ENGAGE in activities that ENRICH their lives and contribute to their community.