Grants For Distressed Areas

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The Ohio Department of Development has a program that targets distressed areas by giving grants to make improvements.

Communities in four Southeast Ohio counties are getting such grants.

They are Trimble, in Athens County;  Rutland, in Meigs County; Somerset, in Perry County; and McConnelsville, in Morgan County.

Trimble's funding is in the amount of $300,000.

The money will be used for resurfacing and repairing streets, construction of sidewalks, and improvements at
the Village Park.

$300,000 also goes to Rutland — for sewer system improvements, rehabilitation of two fire protection buildings and
the demolition of six blighted structures.

McConnelsville gets $300,000, too — for the installation of 48 street lights, improvements to the village swimming pool, and improvements to the wastewater treatment plant.

And Somerset will receive $293,000 — for sidewalk and street improvement projects and construction of a shelter house.