Eastgate Regional Council of Governments

Mission Statement

Eastgate provides a regional forum to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern, and to develop recommendations and plans to address those issues. All of this in hopes of leading to a common goal of improving the quality of life for the residents of Northeast Ohio.


 Request for Proposals for Regional Broadband Feasibility Study

The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments is issuing a Request for Proposals seeking the services of a consultant/firm to perform a Broadband Feasibility Study for the three-county region. A selection committee, comprised of stakeholders from each county, will then review the proposals and select from those bids the best proposal.

View RFP Here.

EDA Offers Emergency Funding for COVID-19 Economic Recovery through CARES Act  

EDA's Chicago Regional Office is offering an emergency $225 million program for 6 states, including Ohio, under the CARES Act (P.L. 116-136) for coronavirus economic recovery. The program provides an 80% match and up to a 100% match, available on a case-by-case basis. Applications should demonstrate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and are being accepted on a rolling basis until September 30, 2022.

Access EDA's CARES Act Notice of Funding Opportunity here and the EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance page here

EDA's CARES Act Recovery Assistance acts as a supplement to and follows the same rules as the FY 2020 Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity (FY20 PWEAA NOFO).

EDA has decided that economic injury from the coronavirus pandemic constitutes a "Special Need," and is the only distress criteria necessary for eligibility to apply for funding under EDA's CARES Act Recovery Assistance. In order to meet the goals of the program, it must be clear in applications how the proposed project would "prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus" or respond to "economic injury as a result of coronavirus." 

Projects must comply with the region's current CEDS, except for "strategy grants" to develop, update, or refine a CEDS.

Contact Mark Ragozine, Eastgate’s Economic Development Planner at mragozine@eastgatecog.org or Joann Esenwein, Eastgate’s Director of Planning at jesenwein@eastgatecog.org for further information or to apply.