Ohio House of Representative leadership announced recently that they plan to consider a capital budget bill in 2022 to include funding for community projects.
The capital budget provides appropriations for state agency infrastructure needs such as renovations for state offices, new construction for prisons, mental health facilities or university buildings, and land acquisition or equipment.
Historically, capital budgets have also included a portion dedicated to local community projects that have a benefit and nexus to the state. Because these local projects and appropriations are backed by state issued debt, the projects are subject to certain requirements before they can be appropriated or released.
In past years, targeted projects have had local or regional importance, strong community support, and often commitments of local resources.
Project requests can be submitted until Friday, March 18, 2022 for consideration.