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Rep. Sweeney Announces Millions In New Capital Funds Coming To Cuyahoga County And The 14th House District

$2.5 billion capital budget for the entire State of Ohio was signed into law on Tuesday
December 30, 2020
Bride Rose Sweeney News

COLUMBUS – State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced the enactment of the $2.5 billion capital appropriations budget for fiscal years 2021-2022.

“The capital appropriations budget was far from guaranteed to happen in the midst of the pandemic. I’ve been advocating to ensure a fully-funded capital budget from the very beginning, because building up our communities couldn’t be more important precisely at this moment,” said Rep. Sweeney. “Many of these projects will create good-paying jobs and work to address long-standing issues that the pandemic has made worse. Now isn’t a time to stop investing in working people, it’s time to double down. By enacting this bill, Ohio has used a fiscally-responsible means to just that via very low interest bonds.”

Rep. Sweeney secured $300,000 in funding for a number of community projects within her House District, including:

  • $100,000 for the City of Brooklyn’s Trail Project
  • $100,000 for the City of Brook Park’s Municipal Campus Outdoor Amphitheater Project
  • $50,000 for the City of Parma Heights Cassidy Theatre Restoration Project (Phase II)
  • $50,000 for the City of Middleburg Heights’ Public Park Pavilions Project

Rep. Sweeney also personally advocated for $14.2 million in funding for a number of projects of countywide significance, including:

  • $2,250,000 for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • $2,000,000 for CityBlock
  • $1,750,000 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • $1,000,000 for Cuyahoga County’s Mental Health Diversion Center
  • $1,000,000 for Playhouse Square
  • $850,000 for The Foundry
  • $800,000 for the Cleveland Zoo Society
  • $750,000 for Case Western Reserve University’s Sears think[box] 
  • $750,000 for the Cleveland Museum of Art
  • $400,000 for Providence House
  • $350,000 for Applewood Centers
  • $300,000 for the Beck Center
  • $250,000 for the Metro Health Rehabilitation Research Institute
  • $250,000 for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
  • $250,000 for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank 
  • $250,000 for the Jennings Center for Older Adults
  • $150,000 for the YMCA of Greater Cleveland’s Y-Haven
  • $150,000 for the Cleveland Institute of Music 
  • $150,000 for Edna House
  • $150,000 for the Cleveland Institute of Art 
  • $100,000 for the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage 
  • $46,740 for the Thomas Lane Pocket Park