Mayor Don Walters proudly announces that the City of Cuyahoga Falls has been chosen to advance to the public voting phase for an opportunity to receive a $90,000 multi-year matching grant through the Levitt AMP Grant Awards. The potential grant dollars, supported by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, will be leveraged for a free outdoor music series for the community to enjoy at Galt Park and the surrounding business district. The city’s grant proposal, submitted by the nonprofit Cuyahoga Falls Partnership for Parks, is posted on the Levitt Foundation’s website at levitt.org/vote.
“The City of Cuyahoga Falls is amongst impressive competition across the country to receive the Levitt Foundation grant, and I urge all of our residents, visitors, and community partners to help put our city into the Top 10 so that we can bring additional outdoor entertainment opportunities for all to enjoy,” stated Mayor Don Walters. “Let’s rally together as a community to help bring the Levitt AMP Grant Award home to Cuyahoga Falls!”
The city is hoping to become one of the top 10 grant recipients. Public voting runs from Monday, September 12, 2022, at 1 p.m., through Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 8 p.m. There are two easy ways for the public to cast their vote: online at levitt.org/vote or via text to 866-AMP-2023 (866-267-2023) with the keyword CFALLS. The Levitt Foundation will then review the top proposals and will select up to 10 Levitt AMP grant recipients, which will be announced on November 15, 2022.
The Levitt AMP Grant Awards are an exciting, multi-year matching grant opportunity created by the Levitt Foundation to serve small to mid-sized towns and cities with populations up to 250,000. Nonprofits will receive a total matching grant of $90,000 over three years (2023, 2024, and 2025 at $30,000/year) to produce a Levitt AMP Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians that reimagines an underused public space to create an inclusive destination for people of all ages and backgrounds.