State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of over $1 million in state funds for projects at the University of Toledo, the Northwest Ohio Developmental Center, the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital and the Toledo Correction Institution (TOCI).

The University of Toledo will receive nearly $465,000 in state funds for projects to improve energy efficiency and replace outdated chilling equipment in Presidents Hall and the Field House on the university’s main campus.

“These facility upgrades are the next step in UT’s vision to provide a better learning and working environment for students, faculty and staff on campus,” said Rep. Ashford. “The University of Toledo continues to lead the way in Northeast Ohio by investing in its students and remaining committed to improving energy efficiency on campus.”

Other Northwest Ohio projects funded include:

  • $324,000 to the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), including $166,000 in state funds for renovations to six bathrooms at the Northwest Ohio Development Center. The remaining funds will be used to support adult habilitation for residents at the Northwest Ohio Development Center.

  • $98,500 for building renovations, including upgrades to the HVAC system, at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital.

  • $116,500 for the Secure Recreation and Shower Enclosure Project at TOCI.

Today’s announced funding was approved by the state Controlling Board, a panel tasked with oversight of state spending.

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