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Plummer Announces Millions In State Funding For Community Projects

December 18, 2020
Phil Plummer News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) today announced House passage of Senate Bill 310, Ohio’s two-year state capital budget which includes a variety of funding initiatives across the state, as well as over $7.3 million in funding for local projects in Montgomery County.

"Funding these important projects will improve our infrastructure, schools, and public services while bringing jobs and economic growth to the Dayton region," said Plummer.

Local projects in Montgomery County funded in the bill include:

  • Stubbs Park Improvements, $800,000
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Nature Trail, $50,000
  • Ohio Task Force One (OH-TF1) Warehouse, $50,000
  • Dayton Air Credit Union Ballpark, $1,000,000
  • Heritage Hall and Education Center, $250,000
  • Critical Infrastructure Improvements at the Boonshoft Museum, $200,000
  • SteAm Collaboratory at K12 Gallery & TEJAS, $200,000
  • YWCA Dayton Historic Building Renovation, $500,000
  • 405 Xenia Avenue Market Redevelopment, $150,000
  • National Aerospace Electric Power Innovation Center, $1,000,000
  • Hope Center for Families, $25,000
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Training Hubs, $200,000
  • Dayton Arcade North Improvements, $200,000
  • 21st Century Boys and Girls Club, $1,000,000
  • West Dayton Farmers Market and Food Hub, $500,000
  • Comprehensive Outpatient Program Expansion (COPE), $1,000,000
  • West Dayton Community Services Center $200,000

Statewide, the bill includes more than $2 billion in new capital appropriations for a wide variety of infrastructure across Ohio. This is in addition to more than $500 million previously approved by lawmakers for schools and local infrastructure projects. Statewide highlights include:

  • $452 million for the Department of Higher Education, which includes funding for traditional and regional campuses and community colleges.
  • $300 million for K-12 school building construction and improvements.
  • $10 million for safety grants for K-12 schools and Ohio’s colleges and universities.
  • $280 million for the Ohio Public Works Commission, which supports a variety of infrastructure initiatives, including local water, sewer and road projects.
  • $62.5 million for the Clean Ohio Program.
  • $50 million for county jail projects. Funding will be allocated through a competitive, needs-based process.

The measure will head to Governor DeWine once approved by the Senate.