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Rep. Jessica E. Miranda announces $1,950,000 in new capital funds for 28 House District

June 3, 2022
Jessica E. Miranda News

COLUMBUS – State Representative Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) this week announced the passage of the capital budget, HB 687, by the Ohio House of Representatives. The capital budget appropriates resources to state owned infrastructure, colleges, universities, and school districts as well as other community projects. The capital budget is typically passed every 2 years with this year’s budget appropriating over $3.5 billion to counties across Ohio with $191 million being allocated to community projects. 

“I am thrilled to announce funding for several projects in the #Great28,” said Rep. Miranda. “This funding will help strengthen and grow our community infrastructure to make our district a place to thrive.”

Rep. Miranda helped to secure over $1.9m in funding for a number of community projects, including: 

$150,000 for Deer Park Chamberlin Park
$150,000 for Forest Park Central Park Improvements
$400,000 for McDonald Commons Renovation and Construction in the City of Madeira
$100,000 for Montgomery Cultural Arts and Performance Foundation
$75,000 for Outdoor Sports Court Revitalization in the City of Springdale
$300,000 for Town Square Redevelopment in the City of Blue Ash
$100,000 for Evendale Cultural Arts Center – ADA Compliance
$600,000 for Sharonville Convention Center Exhibit Hall – Expansion Project
$75,000 for Rockwern Academy Makerspace and STEAM Laboratory in the City of Cincinnati

Additionally, Rep. Miranda advocated for more than $20m in funding for a number of projects of countywide significance, including:

$150,000 for Pathways for Women
·     $800,000 for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

·     $1,200,000 for Gateway to Freedom Park

·     $350,000 for Hiking Trails and Playground Refurbishment – Cincinnati

·     $1,200,000 for Cincinnati Museum Center STEM - Biomedical and Early Childhood Exhibits

$300,000 for Mayerson JCC Expansion in the City of Cincinnati
·     $450,000 for Taft Museum of Art Preservation Phase II

·     $500,000 for Growing Beyond Hunger

·     $150,000 for La Soupe Basement Expansion

You can view a list of all projects funded here.

The capital budget now heads to the Governor’s desk.