With the recent passage and signing of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, local governments across Ohio — including here in Richland County — will soon see substantial amounts of funding heading their way. Today we share just how much each will receive.
An estimate of those expected funding amounts has been shared by the Ohio Municipal League, reflecting numbers issued through the National League of Cities.
The process used to determine these amounts included reference to those communities which receive CDBG funds directly and other “non-entitlement” cities. The schedule of disbursement will differ between the two, however in both cases the first portion of monies should be available within 60 days.
Parameters are certain to change from previous COVID-19-related allocations. According to the OML, the US Department of the Treasury is in the process of developing detailed guidelines for uses of the funds and the mechanism for how funds will get to non-entitlement cities.
All funds must be spent by December 31, 2024.
There are a number of variable factors which could impact these estimates, including but not limited to 2020 census announcements, overlapping populations between governments, the possible inclusion of metro cities, and annual budget caps.
Ohio will receive a total of $5.638 billion in funding.
At present, the estimated receipts for Richland County local governments is as follows:
Richland County — $23.50 million
City of Mansfield — $21.80 milion
City of Ontario — $1.19 million
City of Shelby — $1.77 million
Village of Lexington — $920,000
Village of Plymouth — $350,000
Village of Bellville — $380,000
Village of Lucas — $120,000
Village of Butler — $180,000
Village of Shiloh — $120,000