State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $17,800 in state funds to support infrastructure improvements at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital (NOPH), and the approval of a Minority Business Direct Loan in the amount of $86,250 to assist ASAP Mow and Snow in purchasing a new facility in Toledo.
“I am happy to see the state continue to support these important Northwest Ohio facilities,” said Rep. Hicks-Hudson. “The release of funds will support a wide-range of safety infrastructure improvements at NOPH, and allow the growing ASAP Mow and Snow to expand their business and create jobs for Toledo residents.”
NOPH is a state-owned and operated, in-patient behavioral healthcare facility located in Toledo. The release of funds were approved for architectural design fees, consultant list fees and local administration fees to begin bringing the facilities physical environment into full compliance with the new Life Safety Plans.
ASAP Mow and Snow (ASAP) is a state certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) that provides professional lawn care, landscaping and snow removal services. The company currently has six full-time employees, delivering 24-hour on call preventive maintenance for business parking lots, residential driveways, and sidewalks throughout the City of Toledo and surrounding areas. The Minority Business Direct Loan will be used to cover most of the mortgage of their new facility on Nebraska Avenue in Toledo and create several new employment opportunities.
The funds were approved at last week’s meeting of the state Controlling Board, a bipartisan panel that oversees state spending.