The City of Galion, through Crawford County, is applying for a Downtown Revitalization Grant this year. If grant funding is received, building owners within the target area will be eligible to request financial assistance on a dollar-for-dollar match basis.
Projects that bring buildings into compliance with Ohio Building Code or generally improve buildings will be funded, such as: Façade improvements, roof replacement, HVAC system repair or upgrade, tuck pointing, window replacement, electrical upgrades, plumbing repairs, handicap accessibility, and more. Owners will have two years to complete their projects.
The grant target area is:
Experience Galion, a local organization helping the city, is currently conducting a Building Owner Survey. If you are a building owner within the target area and have not completed the survey, please do so as soon as possible (survey link is below). Indicate your interest level in the program and the likely range of private investment.
Please return surveys by Thursday, July 6. Hard copies may be mailed or dropped off at the Galion City Building, 301 Harding Way East. Electronic copies may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 419-468-7620.
Surveys are intended to gauge interest level in the program; responses DO NOT constitute a financial commitment or binding agreement. The city’s application will be scored based, in part, on how many surveys are completed.
The Downtown Revitalization Grant is offered through the Ohio Development Services Agency. The total amount of grant funding will not be known until it is awarded. Projects will be funded on a first come, first served basis until all grant funds are distributed.
If you have questions about the grant or the survey, please call the City of Galion at 419-468-1857.