Cardington and 33 other communities across Ohio are set to receive grants from the state for local revitalization projects.
The village received a $66,000 critical infrastructure grant to install 2,300 linear feet of sidewalk along Gilead Street on the north side of Cardington.
The project aims to provide residents with a safe walkway to the central part of the village.
“Communities with strong business districts and neighborhoods are better positioned for growth,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.
State revitalization grants are to be used to improve streets, sidewalks, bridges, public facilities and infrastructure as well as rehabilitate buildings in a community’s Central Business District.
The Ohio Development Services Agency awarded grants totaling more than $9 million through the Community Development Critical Infrastructure, Downtown Revitalization and Neighborhood Revitalization Competitive Set-Aside programs.