The Neighborhood Retail Assistance Program (NRAP) is structured to provide financial assistance to small retail businesses throughout the City of Cleveland.  The program targets locally owned businesses which will upgrade the exterior appearance of retail districts.  Exterior improvements include renovation, landscaping, lighting, public art, and signage.  Green and sustainable design elements are encouraged

For more information contact Kevin Schmotzer, Executive Small Business Growth at 216.664.3720 or

Visit the City of Cleveland Economic Development for more information on their programs. 

Development Guide to Cleveland’s Historic Gateway Neighborhood

The Gateway District – Re-Imagining the Public Realm