Community Budget Requests

FY 2022-2023 Biennial Budget Community Budget Request (CBR)

Every two years, each Community Council can submit up to 3 projects to the City of Cincinnati that they would like to see happen in their neighborhood through a process called Community Budget Requests (CBR). This 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 (i.e. repaving a road would go to the Department of Transportation and Engineering). Potential funding options for the projects are considered and recommendations will be made to City Council in the proposed FY 2022-2023 budget.

Projects should relate to the implementation of an existing neighborhood plan or are paramount to the preservation and/or revitalization of the neighborhood.

The Oakley Community Council is Interested in your suggestions/ideas for potential projects.

This process will be introduced at the September 1st meeting, voting on the projects to submit will be conducted at the October 6th meeting.

Note: CBR funds can be used anywhere in the community, where as NBDIP funds are limited to the official Business District.

You must be an OCC member to submit ideas and to vote. To become an OCC member, it is just $10 per year (resident, $50 business), you can do so here. Your membership:

    • helps offset costs for things like running our website
    • helps fund events
    • allows you to vote on issues and board elections
    • entitles you to receive our monthly newsletter.

Add your project/suggestions here. Last date to submit suggestions: October 1, 2020


Oakley Master Plan Goals & Strategies Summary

Full Oakley Master Plan

Plan Cincinnati Vision, Goals, Strategies

City of Cincinnati CBR Home Page

Any questions/comments should be directed to

Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) Timeline:

  • Summer 2020 - Preliminary FY 22 Budget Development
  • August – October 2020 – Engage departments and community on CBR submission ideas
  • October 23, 2020 – CBR submissions due by 4 p.m.
  • October – December 2020 – CBRs reviewed by departments
  • December 2020 - Departments Submit Capital Requests (permanent improvements) to Budget Office
  • Early 2021 - Departments Submit Operating Requests (personnel, services, supplies, etc.) to Budget Office
  • May 2021 - City Manager Recommends Budget to Mayor & City Council (List of recommended CBRs published)
  • By June 30, 2021 - City Council Adopts FY 2022 Budget (List of approved CBRs published)
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