With the passage of the state’s main operating budget, attention now turns to the state Capital Appropriations Budget, which will be introduced and passed in early 2020. The capital budget provides communities with the opportunity to seek state funding assistance for projects that involve the acquisition, construction, equipment, or renovation of buildings and other facilities that meet a defined “public purpose.” Communities – especially Ohio’s weaker market and smaller communities – must be prepared to “make their case” to secure funds for catalytic projects in their community.
Presenters Jason Warner, GOPC’s Manager of Government Affairs, and Jessica DeLong Bachman, Grants Administrator at the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC), will:
• Provide communities with a “101 on the Capital Budget”
• Highlight examples of small communities utilizing capital budget dollars for thoughtfully-planned projects, including their planning steps and process to secure funds
• Allow time for a Q&A for communities to ask questions
We are excited to partner with Heritage Ohio and OFCC on this opportunity to learn more about the state capital budget and how catalytic projects in communities throughout Ohio can benefit from state funding.
The webinar kicks off at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, September 16, 2019. Register online in advance and join us to learn more about this exciting opportunity.