COLUMBUS — More than $1 million was awarded to seven communities to cleanup abandoned gas stations. Projects were evaluated on the impact cleanup will have on the environment, the community and the local economy.
“Bringing new life to high traffic corners adds to the success of hometown businesses and local communities,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.
The village of Syracuse will get $80,000 as part of the first round of fast-track grants to clean up a gas station ar 2586 Third St., Syracuse.
Political subdivisions including county land banks are eligible for the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Program. Applications will be available online at www.development.ohio.gov/cs/cs_agsc.htm for the second competitive funding round starting Aug. 8, and are due to the Ohio Development Services Agency by close of business Sept. 9.
Non-competitive fast-track grants are awarded on an ongoing basis.