COLUMBUS – This week Governor DeWine signed House Bill 377, which will provide a $500 million investment into Appalachia Ohio, announced State Representative Don Jones (R-Freeport).
Better known as the Appalachian Community Grant Program, this funding will be utilized to help provide both sustainable and transformative projects for the 32 counties that make up Appalachia Ohio.
“Appalachia Ohio has long been in need of funding and the people of the region will benefit greatly from this investment,” said Jones.
Priority for the funding will be provided to projects that will have a far-reaching impact in both the private and public sectors. Further, the projects chosen first will be ones that focus on sustainability allowing them to benefit the generation of the future.
“Appalachia Ohio is a wonderful and beautiful place to call home and I am encouraged to see this historic funding coming to our region which will improve the opportunity for our future generations,” added Jones.
House Bill 377 will become effective in 90 days.