COLUMBUS – State Representative Willis E. Blackshear, Jr. (D-Dayton) announced the passage of the capital budget, HB 687, by the Ohio House of Representatives yesterday. 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 proud to have helped secure these crucial funds for the community and have advocated for essential projects,” said Rep. Blackshear. “These dollars will make Dayton and Montgomery County a better place for all by financially supporting projects and services that assist constituents and uplift community members.”
Rep. Blackshear helped to secure a total of $7.1 million in funding for a number of community projects, including, but not limited to:
$750,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Dayton
$500,000 for the Dayton Institute of Art
$500,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Dayton
$500,000 for the YWCA Dayton: Huber Heights Campus
$400,000 for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds
The capital budget passed the Senate and now moves to the Governor’s desk to await his signature.