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Opinion: How Should Ohio Communities Prepare for the Stimulus Bill Relief?

Aaron Domini Aaron Domini Opinion: How Should Ohio Communities Prepare for the Stimulus Bill Relief?

Amazed. Surprised. Unexpected. Thankful. Relieved. These are all reactions from local leaders as they learned of their benefit from the recent American Rescue Plan. With an unprecedented amount of dollars on their way, which doesn’t include the proposed expansive infrastructure plan unveiled this week, the time is now to act quickly and create a strategy […]

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Here’s How the City Plans to Spend $186 Million in Stimulus Money

Brent Warren Brent Warren Here’s How the City Plans to Spend $186 Million in Stimulus Money

Although details are scarce, the City of Columbus is beginning to make plans for how to spend $186 million of federal money that will soon be coming its way. The funds come from the coronavirus relief bill that was signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11. The bill, officially known as the […]

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When Will Forthcoming Stimulus Relief Reach Ohioans?

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman When Will Forthcoming Stimulus Relief Reach Ohioans?

Editor’s note: This article has been updated as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act has now become law. On Friday, March 27, President Donald Trump signed into law the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — also known as the CARES Act — to provide economic relief for workers, families and small […]

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Ohio’s 3C Passenger Rail Corridor Receives $400M

Walker Evans Walker Evans

According to a Statehouse source, the 3C Corridor should be officially receiving federal stimulus dollars tomorrow in an announcement following Obama’s State of the Union speech. In October 2009, ODOT and the Ohio Rail Development Commission submitted their application for $563 million to help fund a passenger rail line that would run between Cleveland, Columbus, […]

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Columbus to Receive $23 Million in HUD Funding

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus to Receive $23 Million in HUD Funding

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) held a special announcement event this morning in Franklinton where it was revealed that Columbus will receive $23.2 Million this year to assist neighborhoods with vacant housing in their efforts for urban renewal. Funding for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment […]

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3C Corridor “Quick Start” Submitted for Stimulus

Walker Evans Walker Evans

On Thursday morning, ODOT and the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) rallied in the Arena District for the submission of the application of the Ohio 3C “Quick Start” Passenger Rail Plan, seeking federal stimulus dollars marked for passenger rail development throughout the country. “The 3C Corridor is Ohio’s premier intercity passenger rail corridor that touches […]

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Columbus Using Stimulus to Go Greener

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Last night, City Council approved an ordinance to accept $7.4 million in federal stimulus dollars to help fund a variety of energy efficiency and energy conservation projects throughout the city. The stimulus money was granted to be targeted at reducing fossil fuel emissions, reducing the city’s energy use, improving energy efficiency, and creating and retaining […]

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