In 2020, Franklin will be receiving federal funding through the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and Middletown will be receiving federal funding through the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.
Franklin officials are seeking about $191,250 from the state to cover 75 percent of its costs of $255,000. City Engineer Barry Conway said the grant is a reimbursement program and requires the city to pay the project costs upfront first.
The other grant request is seeking federal Community Development Block Grant funding for storm sewer improvements. The project would improve storm sewers at the end of Shawn Drive and east of Allen Street as well as replace 10 deteriorated catch basins.
The cost of the project is $220,000 and the city is seeking $165,000 in 2019 CDBG funding that is administered through Warren County. The city would cover the remaining $55,000 in project costs.