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Small Cities, Enhancement, and Bridge Grants
Available from ODOT

The Ohio Department of Transportation is now accepting applications
for three separate programs. Many Ohio municipalities in the TMACOG
region are eligible for one or more of these grants. Program applications
and corresponding policies and guidance are available on the ODOT Office
of Local Projects’ website at http://www.dot.state.oh.us/local.
The State of Michigan has a separate program.

Municipal Bridge Program

This program provides federal funds to municipal corporations and
transit authorities for bridge replacement or bridge rehab projects.
An application is here. Bridges that serve only railroads or pedestrians
are not eligible for funding.

Transportation Enhancement Program

Federal funding is available to preserve historic transportation sites, to
add pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and to scenically enhance local
roadways. Local governments outside the boundaries of the TMACOG
Metropolitan Planning Organization (that is, outside of Wood and Lucas
counties), can apply for funds. More information is here. Citizen groups
or other private organizations can also sponsor a project by coordinating
with the local government having jurisdiction over the transportation
facility involved.

Small City Program

Several smaller cities in our region are eligible to apply for grants for
any road, safety, or signal project on the federal-aid system. Those
cities are: Bellevue, Bryan, Clyde, Defiance, Fostoria, Fremont,
Napoleon, Port Clinton, Tiffin, and Wauseon. Click for more information.


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