COLUMBUS – State Representative Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) announced the passage of the capital budget, House Bill (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 pleased that many impactful community projects in my district received funding as a result of this year’s capital budget. I will continue to advocate for proper funding for organizations and agencies that serve my community as I move forward with my work as a state legislator,” said Rep. Upchurch.
Rep. Upchurch helped to secure $23,857,000 in funding for a number of community projects, including:
$750,000- Greater Cleveland Foodbank;
$100,000- Y-Haven Transitional Housing & Treatment Renovation;
$550,000- Cleveland Institute of Art;
$450,000- MetroHealth Senior Health and Wellness Center;
$325,000- Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology;
$850,000- Irishtown Bend and Canal Basin Park;
$900,000- Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Rep. Upchurch also advocated for $150,767,915 in funding for a number of projects in Cuyahoga County, including:
$95,000,000- Cuyahoga Housing Replacement;
$5,000,000- Cleveland State University Science Research Building Renovation and Expansion;
$1,700,000- Cleveland Zoo Primate Rainforest;
$10,118,318- Cuyahoga Community College Renovations.
The capital budget now heads to the Governor’s desk for approval.