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Rep. Miller votes to deliver $4.3m in American Rescue Plan funds to House District 56

HB 377 disperses $422 million to local governments across Ohio
May 19, 2022
Joseph A. Miller III News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 377, bipartisan legislation to release the second, $442 million batch of local government funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to Ohio’s cities, villages and townships serving 50,000 people or less. Communities of more than 50,000 people receive their allocation directly from the federal government. 

HB 377 brings the total distribution to local governments to $844 million. The distribution amounts are in accordance with a population-based formula from the American Rescue Plan Act and guidance issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

“I applaud President Biden and the Federal Government for their effort to aid the states by distributing the American Rescue Plan funds. I am eager to see these dollars in action and aiding our local governments and communities,” said Rep. Miller.

The local governments in the Ohio House District 56 will receive the following funds:

Amherst – $1,279,953
Oberlin - $858,853
Sheffield Lake - $933,960
Vermilion - $1,088,782
Kipton - $24,407
South Amherst - $175,458
Brighton - $95,428
Henrietta – $192,218
Pittsfield - $171,267

House Bill 377 now heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.