COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYTV) – Several local entities were awarded funding through the state Capital Budget.
The budget provides funds for state agencies, institutions of higher learning, local recreational and cultural projects and economic development sites.
Among the appropriations:
- The Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center was awarded $3 million for the building of a new 101,000 square foot facility.
- First Step Recovery Expansion in Warren was awarded $100,000 to help with a new kitchen and gym.
- $200,000 will go to the W.D. Packard Music Hall elevator.
- Glenbeigh Health Services in Niles received $400,000 to expand its facility and add 24 beds to the center.
State Sen. Capri Cafaro (D-Hubbard) praised the introduction of the Capital Budget, which includes more than $4 million for the 32nd District.
“I am proud to see that, once again, the 32nd District has received funds from this year’s Capital Budget. This funding will help provide our communities with the vital resources they need to function effectively and improve our local infrastructures as a result,” Cafaro said. “I recognize the importance of strengthening our communities through critical investments in economic development, healthcare facilities, higher education, the environment and our cultural institutions. I will continue to advocate to ensure all these projects are included in the final bill.”
More information on Capital Budget allocations is available on the state’s Office of Budget and Management’s website.
In all, Mahoning County was awarded $17.1 million for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, Trumbull County was awarded $4.4 million, and Columbiana County was awarded $1.6 million.