Communities across Ohio will receive grants to improve streets, sidewalks, bridges, public facilities and infrastructure. The Ohio Development Services Agency awarded grants totaling more than $2.5 million to 10 communities through the Community Development Critical Infrastructure program.

"Communities with reliable infrastructure are better positioned for growth," said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.

Counties receiving grants are:

• Auglaize County will receive a $246,800 grant to assist the village of Cridersville with a sanitary sewer improvement project. The project includes the slip-lining of 5,300 linear feet of sewer line and the spray lining of 225 vertical feet of manholes. The project will benefit 360 people.

• Coshocton County will receive a $300,000 grant to help the city of Coshocton with sewer facility improvements. The project will reline or replace 6,980 linear feet of sanitary sewer line, and inspect and identify homes with illegal sewer connections. The project will benefit 414 people.

• Fairfield County will receive a $216,500 grant to help the village of Baltimore repair Water Street Bridge and relocate an exposed water pipeline. The project will improve the safety of the bridge and protect this portion of the water distribution system from potential damage. The project will benefit 2,962 people.

• Hardin County will receive a $300,000 grant to help the village of Ada with a flood and drainage improvement project. The project will install 3,000 linear feet of storm sewer along Ream Street, replace 10 manholes, and 20 catch basins. The project will benefit 456 people.

• Highland County will receive a $300,000 grant to help the city of Hillsboro improve drainage facilities to prevent flooding. The project will replace and install 2,000 linear feet of curbs/gutters, and 1,625 linear feet of storm sewer line. The project will benefit 115 people.

• Mercer County will receive a $300,000 grant to help the village of Mendon replace its water tower. The tower is old and leaks. The project will benefit 565 people.

• Miami County will receive a $300,000 grant to assist the village of Bradford with the reconstruction of Harrison Avenue. The project will replace 2,500 linear feet of storm sewer, install 25 catch basins, and repair 300 linear feet of sanitary sewer line. Approximately 2,000 linear feet of roadway will be replaced, and 4,000 linear feet of sidewalk will be installed along Harrison Avenue. The project will benefit 54 people.

• Morrow County will receive a $155,400 grant to construct 2,900 linear feet of sidewalk, providing access to the village park. The project will benefit 320 people in the area.

• Van Wert County will receive a $300,000 grant to assist the village of Venedocia with improvements to Main Street (St. Rt. 116). The project will replace 5,150 linear feet of storm sewer, install 19 catch basins, one manhole, 4,900 linear feet of curbs, 4,900 linear feet of sidewalks, and reconstruct 2,450 linear feet of street. The project will benefit 105 people.

• Washington County will receive a $139,700 grant to assist the village of Beverly with improvements to the wastewater treatment plant. The project will update the ultra violet disinfection system to improve the quality of the water. The project will benefit 1,313 people.