Folks in Columbiana County looking to do some repairs to their homes may have a new opportunity to do so.

The Ohio Department of Development has made $200 thousand in grants available for 40 home repairs to income-eligible homeowners.

The money will specifically go to the Columbiana County Community Action Agency and will allow the agency to work with local qualified contractors to complete repairs to homes. 

Some of the things the money can be used for include repairs to heating systems, water heaters, plumbing systems, severely deteriorated roofs, walls, windows, doors and more.

The grants allow up to $5,000 in investments per home toward down payment assistance and associated out-of-pocket expenses and up to $500 per household for homebuyer education, according to a news release from the Ohio Department of Development.

The funding is part of a larger $7.3 million in awards that will go toward helping more than 1,600 low and moderate-income Ohioans.

In all, more than 20 agencies across the state will receive money from these grants.