State Rep. Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.) announces Butler County has been awarded land reutilization funding from the state operating budget passed by the General Assembly last year.
“I supported our historic state budget last year and it’s great to see our area reaping the benefits of many of these beneficial programs,” Hall said. “This program will use state dollars to invest in areas that require demolition in order to improve neighborhoods, and as a result, we’ll see more jobs and economic investment throughout our communities.”
The Butler County Land Reutilization Corporation will receive a total of $8.7 million for 51 approved projects.
The announcement includes a total of $14.5 million for the land reutilization funding for 30 counties throughout the state. In addition to previous funds of $22.7 million set aside, the total grant amounts approved totals nearly $37.3 million in funding.
In 2021 the Ohio General Assembly allocated $150 million to help counties revitalize worn-down neighborhoods through the Demolition and Site Revitalization Program to improve property values and boost economic development. The program stems from House Bill 110, which Hall supported last year.