The current cycle is for the next bi-ennial budget, FY2022-2023
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS OCT 23 2020, 4 pm
We will post resources on this page (see below)
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List of City staff to work with on CBR process
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COMMUNITY BUDGET REQUEST (CBR) PROCESS | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Community Budget Request (CBR) process?
The Community Budget Request process is intended for community councils to provide suggestions on funding projects that are paramount to the preservation and/or revitalization of each neighborhood. The communities’ projects are reviewed by appropriate City departments during their budget preparation. Potential funding options for the projects are considered and recommendations will be made to City Council in the proposed FY 2022-2023 budget.
The forms must be completed and submitted by a community council. It is highly encouraged that neighborhood stakeholders are involved with helping to decide which budget requests are submitted. The City would like each community council to approve its requests before submission and submit a letter on a community council letterhead stating the community council voted in support of the proposed requests to Samantha McLean, City Planner, at Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only community councils are permitted to submit CBRs. However, anyone in Cincinnati may submit an idea for a project through the Neighborhood Project Suggestion form on the City of Cincinnati website here: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/planning/neighborhood-project-suggestions/ These projects will not be reviewed in the official CBR process. Instead, the Neighborhood Project Suggestions form allows other ideas to be submitted and tracked by the City.
Each community council may submit up to three (3) CBR forms. Fewer may be submitted at the discretion of the Community Council.
The CBR forms must be submitted NO LATER than 4:00 PM on Friday, October 23, 2020.
For CBR submission portal link and password, please contact either Elizabeth Bartley, Invest in Neighborhoods at email@example.com or Samantha McLean, City Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also email any supplemental documents to Samantha McLean.
Start brainstorming ideas early. It is highly encouraged that the community council reach out to the appropriate departmental contact to discuss each project in advance of submitting a CBR. All community councils received a contact sheet for the City departments.
No requests will be recommended for funding that involve the use of public funds to enhance or improve private property. Please contact the appropriate City Department representative in advance of submitting your request to determine eligibility.
Plan Cincinnati is the City of Cincinnati’s comprehensive plan. It is the official document that guides future planning and development within the city. It is designed to represent the voice of the people of Cincinnati and guide the future of the city. The plan includes goals and strategies within five Initiative Areas: Compete, Connect, Live, Sustain, and Collaborate. A copy of the plan can be found here: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/planning/plan- cincinnati/
This flow chart provides a great overview (click on image for larger view)
The City Manager will provide a recommendation on each CBR received in the proposed FY 2022-2023 budget which will be communicated to City Council in May 2021. Ultimate approval is made by the City Council.
Approved CBR FY2019-2020CBR approveed requests FY2019-FY2020