BELFAST, Maine — The city of Belfast says it’s been awarded a $500,000 grant to help revitalize its downtown.

City officials say Belfast was the only community in the state to receive a grant from the Community Development Block Grant Downtown Revitalization program.

The funds will be used for street work, signage, parking, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping in downtown Belfast. The goal is to improve the link between the commercial heart of downtown and the city’s downtown parks, as well as to stimulate future development.