COLUMBUS – State Rep. Shayla L. Davis (D-Garfield Heights) recently voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 377, bipartisan legislation to release the second, $442 million batch of local government funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to Ohio’s cities, villages and townships serving 50,000 people or less. Communities of more than 50,000 people receive their allocation directly from the federal government.
HB 377 brings the total distribution to local governments to $844 million. The distribution amounts are in accordance with a population-based formula from the American Rescue Plan Act and guidance issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
“After funding other parts of the district, I am excited to have successfully advocated for resources to improve my hometown of Garfield Heights and the village of Newburgh Heights,” said Rep. Davis. “Ohioans deserve to see their tax dollars work for them by enhancing the services provided by their local governments. I am confident that these funds will go to programs and services that support and uplift the local communities.”
The local governments in the Ohio House District 11 will receive the following funds:
Garfield Heights – $1,443,342.75
Newburgh Heights – 107,745.89
House Bill 377 now heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.