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Rep. Troy Votes to Allocate $6,368,336 in State Funds for Economic Growth, Community Development for Groups Serving His District

The bipartisan House Bill 2 now heads to the Ohio Senate which needs to approve the funds so they may be distributed to Ohioans
February 8, 2024
Daniel P. Troy News

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COLUMBUS -  State Rep. Daniel Troy (D-Willowick) yesterday announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill (HB) 2, appropriating $2B of state funds for economic development and community investments that will help drive economic growth and generate opportunities across Ohio.

HB 2 includes half of the $700M from the One Time Strategic Community Investments Fund (OTSCIF), funding that was set aside in the most recent state operating budget. Rep. Daniel Troy is excited to announce Lake and Cuyahoga Counties will receive $44,765,328. 

“I am pleased that my colleagues in the Ohio House have passed this special appropriations measure, which will award more than $2.25 Million in One-Time Strategic Investment Fund and more than $4 Million in capital appropriations to entities in or serving my district. This funding is a strong investment from the State of Ohio in improving the lives of citizens in our part of the state,” said Rep. Troy. 

The $2,265,328 of OTSCIF funds will be distributed to several local entities, including: 

  • $15,328 for Project Hope for the Homeless shelter for computer and security upgrades
  • $450,000 for the Richmond Heights Salt Bin Project
  • $300,000 for Mentor on the Lake’s Lake Overlook to help restore lakefront access for the community’s citizens 
  • $500,000 for University Hospitals expanded Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Center at TriPoint Hospital
  • $1,000,000 for a Mentor Fire Station

 Additionally, HB 2 includes $1.65B of capital budget funding. Lakeland Community College will receive $4,103,008 in the Higher Education Improvement Fund. Specifically, Lakeland will receive:

  • $2,122,001 for Engineering Building Renovations
  • $1,070,537 for Mechanical Infrastructure Replacement
  • $910,470 for Electric Infrastructure Replacement

“I have a long history of support for needed construction and renovation of the facilities on Lakeland’s campus. This bill, which I was glad to co-sponsor, continues that tradition,” stated Representative Troy

HB 2 now heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration. Community projects will have additional funding opportunities from the traditional capital budget and the remaining one-time funds.