Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $11.24 Billion in Ohio State and Local Funding Delivered in American Rescue Plan Act | Congressman Tim Ryan
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Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $11.24 Billion in Ohio State and Local Funding Delivered in American Rescue Plan Act

March 11, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announces the *estimated* $11.24 billion in funding allocated across the state of Ohio in the American Rescue Plan Act. Ohio funding includes an estimated $5.9 billion that will go directly to the state government of Ohio and $5.32 billion that will go directly to local governments across Ohio. Funding under the package, which is expected to be signed into law today by President Biden, is more flexible than funding in previous packages. Monies will be available for state and local governments to continue responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency, to offset revenue losses, bolster economic recovery, to provide premium pay for essential workers, and for local infrastructure improvements like water, sewer, and broadband.

“The bold action we took this week in Congress will change the course of daily life for working-class Americans now – and for years to come. Our local communities have been in desperate need of this funding to pay for essential jobs and services. I’m proud to be able to get money out the door so local governments avoid laying off our first responders, teachers, and other essential employees,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “This package is a lifeline for our state and local governments to get through this crisis, and I’m confident it will give them a steady foundation to build on for years to come.” 

NOTE: Funding for county governments is in addition to funding for city and other town governments. Additional funds for townships will be determined at a later date by the U.S. Department of Treasury.  

Breakdown of estimated funding for city governments in OH-13 Congressional District:

Akron: $153,370,000 
Alliance: $15,560,000 
Barberton: $16,390,000 
Cuyahoga Falls: $16,740,000 
Kent: $7,570,000 
Warren: $29,750,000
Youngstown: $88,630,000

Breakdown of estimated funding for other town governments in OH-13 Congressional District:

Peninsula village: $110,000 
Tallmadge city: $3,430,000
Streetsboro city: $3,230,000
Ravenna city: $2,230,000
Windham village: $430,000 
Newton Falls village: $880,000 
Craig Beach village: $220,000 
Limaville village: $30,000 
Lordstown village: $640,000 
Niles city: $3,560,000 
McDonald village: $600,000 
Girard city: $1,810,000
Hubbard city: $1,450,000
Yankee Lake village: $10,000 
Campbell city: $1,530,000
Struthers city: $1,980,000
Lowellville village: $210,000 
Poland village: $470,000 
Cortland city: $1,300,000

Breakdown of estimated funding for county governments:

Mahoning County: $44,350,000 
Portage County: $31,510,000 
Stark County: $71, 880,000
Summit County: $104,930,000 
Trumbull County: $38,400,000

Acceptable use of these monies by state and local governments is more flexible under this legislation than under previous packages. These funds will be allowed to make up for revenue loss and cover expenses including premium pay for eligible workers performing essential work (as determined by each state or Tribal government) during the pandemic, providing up to $13 per hour above regular wages. The funds can also be used for infrastructure improvements, Including water, sewer and broadband infrastructure. Funding cannot be used for directly or indirectly offsetting a tax cut or for pension funds. Funds now must be spent by the end of calendar year 2024. 

Under this legislation, local governments will receive their allocations in two tranches—the first half 60 days after enactment of the legislation, and the other half one year later. Any nonentitlement funds not distributed to a nonentitlement unit of local government due to the cap at 75% of its pre-pandemic budget will be returned to the Treasury Department. Additional guidance on timing and process will be determined by the U.S. Department of Treasury at a later date. 

The American Rescue Plan provided a total of $350 billion to States, territories, Tribes, and local governments to be used for responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency, to offset revenue losses, bolster economic recovery and to provide premium pay for essential workers. And an additional $10 billion Critical Infrastructure Projects program to help States, territories, and Tribal governments carry out critical capital projects directly enabling work, education, and health monitoring, including remote options, in response to COVID-19. State and local fiscal relief funds can be used for local economic recovery purposes, including assistance to households, small businesses and nonprofits, assistance to hard-hit industries like tourism, travel, and hospitality, and infrastructure investment. 

*These current funding estimates will be finalized once Treasury issues guidance on spending under the American Rescue Plan Act.

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