The City of Cleveland today made the following announcements:
City Announces First Round of Funding Recipients for Circular Cleveland Community Grants
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, in partnership with the City of Cleveland, Neighborhood Connections, and Food Access Raises Everyone (FARE), are pleased to announce the first round of funding for the Circular Cleveland Community Grants. A total of $40,771 was awarded through this process to fourteen (14) groups and organizations in the City of Cleveland and City of East Cleveland.
Circular Cleveland grant award recipients are utilizing the funds to divert waste from the landfill and reduce pollution, keep products and materials in use, and restore and renew natural systems. The Circular Cleveland Grant Making Committee, all local residents involved in circular economy initiatives, selected these groups and organizations for funding based on their level of focus on circular economy principles, the connection to their neighborhood, and the potential replicability of their initiative. A summary of the awardees and their projects is below.
|Organization||Project Name||Location/ Neighborhood||Description of Project/Initiative||Amount Awarded|
|Africa House International||Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle Art Fair||Hough||Opportunity for older artists to lead a series of art making sessions which focus on reusing, recycling and repurposing materials that would have been thrown or given away.||$3000|
|Ben Franklin Community Garden||Renew the Earth||Old Brooklyn||Purchase of a compost spreader/maker for Ben Franklin Community Garden. Compost bins will be open to the community and compost can be used by individual gardeners to improve their plots and harvests.||$3000|
|Clean Garbage Recycling||Don’t Throw That Away! Campaign||Tremont||Weekly/bi-weekly service to collect and recycle scrap metals, small appliances, and other materials from Tremont residents (ducts, copper pipes, toasters, hot water tanks, rechargeable batteries, phones, etc.).||$2711|
|Cleveland Sews||Cleveland Sews the NFL Draft||Cleveland||Repurposing material recovered from the NFL Draft into sustainable products while training and empowering underemployed sewists. Materials will be used to create supply kits for community-based sewing education programs.||$3000|
|Design for Life||A Better Tomorrow||Lee Harvard||Collection, refurbishment, and resale of furniture to keep it out of landfills. Includes training of youth and young adults by experienced furniture makers on how to repair and restore items.||$3000|
|Food Not Bombs||Transportation Rehab||East Side of Cleveland||Repairing deteriorated and broken-down vehicles during interactive community workshops to educate residents on how to perform basic repairs on their own vehicles. Repaired vehicles will be used to distribute food throughout the community.||$3000|
|Harvard Square Center||Waste Not||Mt. Pleasant||Canning fruits and vegetables from the community garden to keep them out of the landfill, and using scrap tires from the neighborhood to improve composting capacity for food that cannot be canned.||$3000|
|Helping Hands Development Corporation||A Circle of Blessings||Glenville||Redistributing donations of new clothing, furniture, toys, car parts, household goods and appliances from large companies to residents in Greater Cleveland.||$3000|
|Oh Sew Powerful||Creating Sustainable Connections||Lee Harvard||Program to engage multi-generation participants in the intertwined issues of health, equity, and climate change, through creative reuse of common household items like silverware and toilet paper rolls.||$3000|
|Old Brooklyn Recycles||Access and Awareness Campaign||Old Brooklyn||Distributing information at community events, providing recycling bins throughout the neighborhood, and working with local partners on composting efforts to make recycling and environmentally sustainable choices more accessible to a larger demographic of people in the neighborhood.||$2060|
|R HUB||King’s Closet||Downtown||Providing underserved individuals and families with a monthly unique shopping opportunity offering gently used clothing along with other items for men, women and children at no cost to them.||$3000|
|SOS Initiatives||Food Solutions||SE Cleveland||Collection and distribution of nutritious cooked & frozen food donated from local restaurants to families and individuals in need. In 2020, SOC redistributed 24.6 tons of food to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.||$3000|
|Urban Green Farmer’s Cooperative||Nourish Our Citizens Now!||Cleveland||Building and maintaining composting sites at members’ agriculture sites to reduce food waste and increase food production.||$3000|
|Vicki’s Home||Becoming||East Cleveland||Supporting youth in creating their own lines of clothing by reusing fabric from old clothes, bedsheets, and other pieces of fabric. Clothing items developed will be showcased and distributed, free of charge, to children and youth in the neighborhood in need of clothing.||$3000|
Circular Cleveland is a two-year initiative to develop and implement circular economy strategies and programs in Cleveland. The circular economy is a comprehensive approach to provide community-wide benefits by designing waste and pollution out of our economic system, keeping products and materials in use as long as possible, protecting and regenerating natural systems, and creating new jobs. For more information about the Circular Cleveland initiative, click here.
Municipal Parking Lot Tailgating Rules and Regulations
The following is the full list of rules and regulations for tailgating activities in the municipal lot for all 2021Cleveland Browns home games. The list of rules and regulations will be distributed to all vehicles upon entering the lot as well as posted on various signs.
1. No open pit fires
2. Propane grills only (No charcoal)
3. No alcohol
4. Saving spaces prohibited
5. You will be charged for all parking spaces that you occupy
6. No in & out privileges
7. All litter must be dispensed in trash containers
8. Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated
9. Crossing the shoreway is prohibited
10. No private latrines.
11. Lanes must remain clear of activity at all times
Violation of these rules may result in fines and ejection from the premises.
Below are answers to other common questions and information concerning tailgating activities in the lot:
Lot Operation and Fees
During regular and pre-season weekend homes games, the municipal lot opens promptly at 7:00 am. For evening games, the eastern portion of the lot will open at noon for game day vehicles while the western portion of the lot will not be open to game day parking until 5:00 p.m. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in the previously mentioned lots before designated start times. The fee to park in the municipal lot is $25 dollars. You will be charged for all spaces that you occupy. Cleveland Police will not permit vehicles to line-up or stage on the Shoreway before game time.
Note: For the scrimmage game on Aug. 8, 2021, the City of Cleveland will only open the West lot.
Alcohol and Safety
Open containers, consumption of alcohol, and public intoxication are all prohibited inside the municipal lot. If you plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event, always ensure that you have a designated driver. Please exercise caution at all times and if you see something, please say something.
There will be 48 portable restrooms, 50 trash cans and 3 dumpsters in the lot during all regular season games. Private latrines are strictly prohibited. Please make sure all trash is disposed of properly before you leave any lot.
Note: For the scrimmage game on Aug. 8, 2021, there will be 25 portable restrooms and 25 trash cans on the west lot.
Parking restrictions are put in place in downtown Cleveland for each Browns home football game – typically for three hours before each game and until two hours after the game’s completion. Look for signs attached to posts, poles and parking meters in those areas affected by the restrictions. Violators will be ticketed and towed if parked in violation. All associated fines and fees to have an automobile released must be done at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Road.
Other Important Reminders
Mayor Jackson Addresses Delta Variant of COVID-19 in Video Message to Clevelanders
On July 28, 2021, Mayor Frank G. Jackson recorded a video message to Cleveland residents, urging them to stay safe amid the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, and to get vaccinated to protect themselves against the virus. To view Mayor Jackson’s video message, click here.
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