DECEMBER 20, 2013

On December 13 the Ohio Public Works Commission’s (OPWC’s) Public Works Integrating Committee (PWIC) awarded over $29 million to 11 District 3/Franklin County projects through the State Capital Improvements Program (SCIP) and the Local Transportation Improvements Program (LTIP) for Program Year 28 (2014).

The Ohio Public Works Commission’s SCIP and LTIP made approximately $29 million in loans and grants available to District 3/Franklin County projects. The SCIP and LTIP provide financial assistance to local communities for the improvement of their basic infrastructure systems. Eligible projects include improvements to roads, bridges, culverts, water supply systems, wastewater systems, storm water collection systems, and solid waste disposal facilities. County, city, village, township and other infrastructure districts located in Franklin County were eligible to apply.

"This year there were a lot of worthy projects competing for the OPWC funds," said Dean Ringle, Franklin County Engineer and Chair of the OPWC District 3 Integrating Committee. "Although we could not fund all 25 projects submitted, the large number of applicants is a good indicator of the need for consistent sources of funds to repair our local infrastructure. We are pleased to be able to fund these eleven projects and look forward to the Ohio Public Works program continuing far into the future, helping our local communities repair and maintain safe roads and improve our water and wastewater systems."

MORPC provides administrative support for District 3 of the OPWC including processing and reviewing project grant and loan requests from local governments. After evaluating and scoring the projects, MORPC and PWIC submit a list of projects to the OPWC. Final project approval is given by the Ohio Public Works Commission.

To view a list of projects receiving funds, see our press release.

For more information contact Sarah McQuaide.