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NIAGARA FALLS – The state has awarded a $980,000 grant for the planned $10.2 million Wingate by Wyndham hotel at Rainbow Boulevard and Fourth Street, it announced Thursday.

Construction has begun on the four-story, 110-room hotel, a project being undertaken by the Strangio family through Plati Niagara Inc.

The grant will reimburse Plati Niagara for construction costs.

The project, which will also include 4,000 square feet of retail space along Rainbow Boulevard, is expected to be completed in late spring of next year, the state announced in a written release.