The Programs and Strategic Projects (PSP) Division administers Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Funds received by the City, and assures that the funds are apportioned in line with the City’s strategic priorities. The Division is responsible for the functional oversight of the Department of Development Grant programs, the revitalization efforts of the Renaissance Board, and the coordination of Recreation programs and facilities.

The Division manages programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, that provide incentives and housing opportunities, including the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Program (City and Consortium).The Division works closely with Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO’s).

The Division oversees the City’s Main Street Program, Renaissance Covington, and coordinates directly with the Renaissance Board to direct the resources and programs related to the revitalization efforts which adhere to the National Main Street Four Point approach of: Design, Organization, Promotions and Economic Restructuring.

The Programs and Strategic Projects Division is also responsible for the professional work in planning, coordinating and managing municipal Recreation programs, which include the administration, supervision and scheduling, along with coordination and utilization, of city recreational facilities.

The Division also supports high level projects regarding Devou Park, the Licking River Greenway, Brownfield/Environmental Assessments, and other strategic projects, as assigned that are vital to the revitalization of the City.

Functions managed by the Programs and Strategic Projects Division include: