COLUMBUS – State Rep. Mark Fraizer (R-Newark) and State Representative Mike Loychik (R-Bazetta) announced that House Bill 168 has provided $137 million in funding for Ohio BUILDS (Broadband, Utilities, and Infrastructure for Local Development Success).
Ohio BUILDS has a goal of helping to create solutions to many problems that will in turn improve the quality of life for Ohioans throughout our state.
The goal of House Bill 168 is simply to support our citizens in need with existing funding, with the funding made available from Coronavirus Relief Funds that the State has received from the Federal Government.
Through this funding, the city of Pataskala in Licking County will receive a $250,000 grant, which will help to eliminate sanitary overflow and water-in-basement incidents allowing citizens to be served by a centralized sewer system.
Ohio BUILDS was created by Governor DeWine and is a water infrastructure grant program that reduces or eliminates the financial burden on localities associated with critical infrastructure needs such as the replacement of old water lines, construction of new water systems, and the installation of new water mains.
“I am pleased to see that House Bill 168 has been swiftly adopted into law and is already making a significant impact throughout our state,” said Fraizer.