Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that he will be extended the deadline for counties wishing to apply for demolition funds under the Moving Ohio Forward Program. The program has been a rousing success so far, demolishing almost 5,000 blighted properties across the state. With the deadline now extended to May 31, 2014, communities will have an opportunity to apply for the full amount of funds allocated to them. According to records posted by the Attorney General's office, almost $5 million in funds are currently unclaimed.
The Greater Ohio Policy Center has been providing technical assistance to counties applying for and utilizing the Moving Ohio Forward funds. For more information on GOPC's relationship with the Attorney General's office, please see our web page, which gives a background on our role in this program and includes resources that can help communities make strategic use of their demolition dollars.
For more information on the program extension, please visit the Ohio Attorney General's website.