Does Your Community Need Infrastructure Improvement Funding? 
July 29, 2015

Does your community need basic infrastructure improvements or funds? If so, your neighborhood may be eligible for an infrastructure project grant.  

The Ohio Public Works Commission will allocate approximately $26 million in loans and grants for District 3/Franklin County projects through the Ohio Public Works Commission’s State Capital Improvements Program (SCIP) and the Local Transportation Improvements Program (LTIP). These programs 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.

MORPC staff process and review project grant and loan requests for District 3 of the Ohio Public Works Commission. After evaluating and scoring the projects, MORPC will create a list of high priority projects that are submitted to the Ohio Public Works Commission. Final project approval is given by the Ohio Public Works Commission.

The city of Grandview Heights recently completed Goodale Boulevard Improvements from Lincoln to Grandview. This project received $2.9 million in funding from the SCIP (2013 funding). The improvements included sidewalks, bike lanes in each direction, and connection to the City of Columbus bike path.

“The Ohio Public Works Commission funding allowed us to improve Goodale Boulevard west of Grandview Avenue,” said Mayor Ray E. DeGraw, City of Grandview Heights. “This project was an important part of needed infrastructure improvements connected to economic development in our community. The project addressed serious stormwater and sanitary sewer issues, improve and straighten the roadway and made that section of Goodale Boulevard safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.”

County, city, village, township and other infrastructure districts located in Franklin County who are interested in applying for funding can contact Wilma Yoder at 614-233-4175 or for assistance.

Completed applications and Capital Improvement Reports are due Monday, September 14, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. for all applicants in District 3.