MOUNT BLANCHARD — An infrastructure grant for $304,000 from the state Office of Community Development will allow replacement of waterlines in Mount Blanchard.

The project will replace corroding asbestos cement waterlines. The new waterlines will help provide sufficient water pressure and will improve water flow within the village. The project is expected to begin next spring.

Aleta Boecker, Hancock Regional Planning Commission grants administrator, and the Hancock County commissioners announced the grant award.

The grant program is designed for projects such as roads, flood and drainage and other public infrastructure improvements with a “high community-wide impact.”