CINCINNATI, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten projects across nine Greater Cincinnati urban hubs received a combined $239,500 in catalyst grants through Duke Energy's Urban Revitalization Initiative. The program aims to support urban redevelopment projects and stimulate growth in our local communities.
This year's grants were awarded earlier today during a program at Westwood Town Hall that featured each grant recipient, as well as Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Middletown ( Ohio) Mayor Larry Mulligan Jr., and Covington ( Kentucky) Mayor Sherry Carran. "We're investing in our urban cores and partnering with other forward-looking groups to transform old, dilapidated properties into valuable community assets," said Jim Henning, president of Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky. "The results speak for themselves. Our past grant recipients are now catalysts in their neighborhoods, attracting new businesses and jobs, and improving the vitality of these communities." Since the Urban Revitalization program debuted in 2011, the Duke Energy Foundation has awarded nearly $1.6 million in grants to 48 local initiatives. Click here to view a short video featuring some recent Urban Revitalization grant recipients - and the impact their projects are having on their communities.