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Pavliga Delivers Millions in Transformative Capital Funding

June 26, 2024
Gail K. Pavliga News

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed Substitute House Bill 2, the state’s two-year construction budget for capital projects throughout the state, announced State Rep. Gail Pavliga (R-Portage County). The bill will allocate more than $4.2 billion for capital projects, including $717 million in one-time project funding from the Strategic Community Investment Fund.

“After constantly communicating and working with state leadership, agencies, and local leaders to get a piece of this sizable community investment fund, I am extremely pleased to announce that I have brought back nearly $3.5 million to Portage County for community development.”

Pavliga secured millions in one-time funding from the Strategic Community Investment Fund that will directly serve the 72nd House District and the surrounding communities, including:  

$1,500,000 for the Ravenna Health Center
$700,000 for the Serenity House Residential Facility 
$500,000 for the Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Welcome Center
$250,000 for the Kent Safety Town 
$225,000 for Shalersville Park
$105,000 for the Freedom Township Historical Society Historical Museum
$51,000 for Buchert Park improvements
$40,000 for the HVAC at the Portage County Children’s Advantage 
$27,950 for the Windham Historical Society

In addition to these local investments, Pavliga secured the following capital investments that will positively impact Portage County and the surrounding region:

$1,000,000 for renovations at the NEOMED Chiller Plant
$274,396 to build an ADA compliant bathroom facility with changing tables near an all-inclusive playground at the Randolph Township Pavilion
$12,700 for the renovation of 4 township cemeteries
Substitute House Bill 2 now heads to the Ohio Governor for a signature. 


For more information, contact Rep. Pavliga’s office at 614-466-2004 or