City of Cleveland News Updates – #396

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.

OrganizationProject NameLocation/ NeighborhoodDescription of Project/InitiativeAmount Awarded
Africa House InternationalReuse, Repurpose, and Recycle Art FairHoughOpportunity 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 GardenRenew the EarthOld BrooklynPurchase 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 RecyclingDon’t Throw That Away! CampaignTremontWeekly/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 SewsCleveland Sews the NFL DraftClevelandRepurposing 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 LifeA Better TomorrowLee HarvardCollection, 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 BombsTransportation RehabEast Side of ClevelandRepairing 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 CenterWaste NotMt. PleasantCanning 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 CorporationA Circle of BlessingsGlenvilleRedistributing donations of new clothing, furniture, toys, car parts, household goods and appliances from large companies to residents in Greater Cleveland.$3000
Oh Sew PowerfulCreating Sustainable ConnectionsLee HarvardProgram 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 RecyclesAccess and Awareness CampaignOld BrooklynDistributing 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 HUBKing’s ClosetDowntownProviding 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 InitiativesFood SolutionsSE ClevelandCollection 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 CooperativeNourish Our Citizens Now!ClevelandBuilding and maintaining composting sites at members’ agriculture sites to reduce food waste and increase food production.$3000
Vicki’s HomeBecomingEast ClevelandSupporting 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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