They're part of 35 municipalities & orgainzations around Maryland to receive this money.
Two Frederick County municipalities are receiving Community Legacy program awards from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
The City of Frederick will be getting $100,000 to construct a crosswalk connecting the Carroll Creek Linear Park to the surrounding neighborhood. The crosswalk will meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The City will also be receiving $50,000 for a facade improvement program to support economic revitalization. The Town of Thurmont is getting $75,000 to restore an historic building for use as a Main Street headquarters, visitors center, offices and meeting space.
This amount provided to Frederick and Thurmont totaling $225,000 is part of $3.9-million in awards provided to 35 municipalities and community groups around the state, according to a Department of Housing and Community Development news release. The agency says 13 projects in the National Capital Region received more than $1.2-million.
DHCD says the Community Legacy program provides flexible funding to local governments and community development organizations that expand neighborhoods, business and job growth, homeownership investments, commercial revitalization and other activities which support the Governor's Smart Green and Growing initiative.