The State of Ohio has received $843,726,939 which it must distribute to local governments in Ohio.
It's fun to think about what kind of services might be improved if some of that money finds its way to your local town, right?
I'm sure you can think of many projects or services that are need in your neighborhood including things such as road improvements, recreational services, safety, and other improvements.
Well, for many towns and cities, it's only a matter of time.
The actual amounts towns and cities will receive hasn't been formally announced by the State of Ohio which is still making decisions about distribution.
Although the Ohio Office of Budget and Management has yet to share details on just how exactly the money it has received will eventually be distributed, The Plain Dealer estimated amounts using U.S. Treasury guidelines and Census data.
See the chart in the link above to find out how much your town or city could be receiving if you live in Ohio.
According to The Plain Dealer, it's estimated that Madison Township, Ohio, with it's 15,582 residents, could receive as much as $1,619,748.90. No municipality will receive more than 75% of its pre-pandemic budget, however so this amount could be less.
Madison Village, Ohio, with just 3,166 residents, could receive $329,105.70.
Not every town and city will receive the money, it has to be eligible. For towns and cities that are eligible, distribution amounts are based on several different factors.
Where is this money coming from?
According to The Plain Dealer "Stimulus Watch", the money is coming from the American Rescue Plan and the money is already in the hands of the State of Ohio.
For more information contact your local or state government representatives and ask about the plans for American Rescue Plan funding for your town or city.
Now might also be a great time to get involved in your local government, lend your expertise, and be a part of making your town or city better.
With the help of this new funding and increased community involvement from residents just like you, maybe we can make our neighborhoods a little better for everyone.