COLUMBUS – State officials announced yesterday at a signing ceremony with Governor DeWine that Appalachia Ohio will be receiving a $500 million investment.
The grants will be used to fund both sustainable and transformative projects in southeastern Ohio. Grants will be administered by the Department of Development and they will work with local development districts to ensure funding is allocated responsibly.
“Appalachia Ohio is a wonderful place to call home and I am encouraged to see the state make an investment in our communities which will make this region a better place to live while creating new opportunities for our future generations,” said Miller.
Projects that have a region-wide impact will be given priority within both the public and private sectors. Further, the Department of Development will ensure that all projects chosen are economically sustainable and benefit the entire region.
House Bill 377 will become effective in 90 days.