COLUMBUS - Wednesday, May 18, the Ohio House of Representatives approved House Bill 377 to allocate the second phase of American Rescue Plan funding to Ohio’s non-entitlement units of local government.
ARPA split local governments into two groups: larger jurisdictions receiving funding directly from the federal government and “non-entitlement units of local government,” or NEUs, that would receive their allocation via the state. The NEU category includes cities, villages, and townships generally under 50,000 in population; this is 1,305 of the 1,308 townships in Ohio.
State Representative Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) supported the measure with a ‘yes’ vote on the House floor.
“I’m proud to have supported this bill, which will help support Ohio citizens and families,” said Oelslager. “As Chairman of the House Finance Committee, I understand how important funding is. This is a positive thing for Ohio.”
Stark County communities expected to receive funding are:
- City of Canal Fulton, $ 284,377.65
- City of Louisville, $ 492,192.08
- City of North Canton, $ 903,193.51
- Village of Beach City, $ 51,585.52
- Village of Brewster, $ 113,214.70
- Village of East Canton, $ 82,873.37
- Village of East Sparta, $ 42,015.12
- Village of Hartville, $ 161,908.06
- Village of Hills and Dales, $ 11,621.20
- Village of Magnolia, $ 50,586.41
- Village of Meyers Lake, $ 29,710.32
- Village of Minerva, $ 190,356.34
- Village of Navarre, $ 95,283.34
- Village of Waynesburg, $ 47,746.84
- Village of Wilmot, $ 15,985.72
- Bethlehem township, $ 185,255.63
- Canton township, $ 657,150.05
- Jackson township, $ 2,106,434.88
- Lake township, $ 1,415,104.82
- Lawrence township, $ 435,453.27
- Lexington township, $ 275,175.34
- Marlboro township, $ 228,532.77
- Nimishillen township, $ 498,239.32
- Osnaburg township, $ 210,022.99
- Paris township, $ 197,192.34
- Perry township, $ 1,473,736.68
- Pike township, $ 164,957.97
- Plain township, $ 1,806,229.26
- Sandy township, $ 106,904.54
- Sugar Creek township, $ 158,595.23
- Tuscarawas township, $ 306,463.19
- Washington township, $ 241,153.09
Per the ARPA, Ohio received $844 million to allocate directly to counties, cities, villages and townships with a population of at least 50,000. The funding was to be allocated in two in parts, 12 months apart. This includes Canton, Massillon, and Alliance of Stark County as they are considered larger jurisdictions.
Ohio’s localities received the first round of funding in June of 2021.
H.B. 377 now heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.