Montgomery County awaits millions in funding to fight blight (Dayton Daily News)

By Nick Blizzard, Dayton Daily News

Montgomery County officials are waiting to hear how much of the $97.6 million Ohio is being allotted to fight blight will be available to area neighborhoods.

The amount may be finalized next week, but they expect it to be near the $5.9 million distributed locally in 2013, when the state was awarded about $60 million for a similar program, said Mike Grauwelman, executive director of the Montgomery County Land Reutilization Corp.

“I think it’s a fair indicator to look at that and have our expectations at that level — around that $6 million mark,” he said Friday after $2 billion in federal aid was announced.

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