Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District (BHHVRDD) is pleased to announce that six projects were awarded funding through its Community Investment Grants program.
Buckeye Hills developed and implemented the local grant program with funding from The Ohio Governor's Office of Appalachia. This year, the grants focus on program goals to repair and improve public buildings and to provide equipment for emergency preparedness and response.
The following grants were awarded:
Megis County - The Village of Racine received $8,775 for a window replacement project in the Municipal building.
Monroe County -Wayne Township received $6,660 to help purchase a new natural gas heating furnace for the Township Building.
Morgan County - The Village of Malta received $10,000 to replace the roof on its Village Hall.
Perry County - The Village of New Straitsville received $10,000 to replace electric service and wiring, install central heating and cooling, replace windows, and install a generator and security hardware.
Washington County - Muskingum Township was awarded $8,952 to support installation of a back-up power supply generator for Oak Grove for use as a command center in emergencies.
Washington County - Watertown Township received $5,613 to install a gas generator at the Watertown Volunteer Fire Dept. Building for use as a command center in emergencies.
"Many municipalities in the region are operating with inadequate and outmoded buildings, facilities, and equipment necessary to provide essential governmental services," said Bret Allphin, Buckeye Hills' Development Director. "These grants will help improve the conditions of these facilities and to upgrade equipment as well as enhance communities' emergency preparedness."
Buckeye Hills serves as the local development district for The Appalachian Region Commission and The Ohio Governor's Office of Appalachia, a division of the Development Services Agency.