- Community Development
Get involved with City Beautification Programs such as the Sidewalk Program and Tree Planting Program.
Microenterprise Assistance Program
The City received funding for a Microenterprise Program to assist small businesses with 5 or fewer employees, including the owner. The owner, or new hire(s), must have low-to-moderate incomes. Funds may be used for equipment, inventory, working capital, and other uses.
City of Cortland Comprehensive Plan
The City of Cortland's Comprehensive Plan was developed in partnership with Thoma Development to guide the City of Cortland, its departments and boards, and its residents in making sound decisions regarding land use and development, and to establish strategies to address issues facing the City.
The Gateway Project is a plan to make improvements to the Exit 11 entrance into the City, including the Clinton Avenue corridor. This area is a preferred route for visitors to Cortland.
Rehabilitation Act Grievance Procedure
The City of Cortland has adopted a grievance procedure relative to discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities funded with certain federal funds.
Single-Family Rehab Program (HOME)
The City of Cortland was recently awarded $304,000 in HOME Program funds for the rehabilitation of substandard, single-family homes owned and occupied by income-eligible persons in the City of Cortland.
Water and Sewer Lateral Program
The City of Cortland recently received funds from New York State to replace residential water and sewer laterals in the City. The program provides grant funds up to $20,000 to replace water and/or sewer laterals, as well as address any related plumbing issues in the property. Both owner-occupied and rental properties are eligible. Assisted properties must be primarily occupied by low-to-moderate income households. Other requirements apply.