All About Richland

$7.5 Million Headed To Mansfield For Downtown Streetscape Project

10 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Press Releases from Senators Portman and Brown

On Tuesday, the offices of U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown announced that the US Department of Transportation had awarded the City of Mansfield a nearly $7.5 million federal grant through the FY 2022 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program.

The program provides funding for surface transportation projects of local and regional significance. Previously, this program has been funded at $1 billion per year. Thanks to the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Senator Portman spearheaded, Senator Brown helped write and pass, and which was signed into law last November, annual funding levels have been increased to $1.5 billion. Between the IIJA and the FY 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the RAISE grant program has been funded at $2.25 billion for this year.

The funds for the project will go toward rebuilding the downtown Mansfield streetscape.


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All Things Business

Mansfield Business Secures Air Quality Upgrade Financing

27 Jun , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) recently approved bond financing totaling $2.9 million for two northern Ohio businesses to support sustainable growth.

Those recipients include bond financing totaling up to $100,000 and a small business grant for up to $20,000 for Baker’s Collision Repair Specialists in Mansfield. Those awards cam through the e Clean Air Resource Center (CARC).

“OAQDA is pleased to support JAM Best One Fleet Service and Baker’s Collision Repair Specialists with their efforts to expand their businesses in any environmentally friendly manner,” said Christina O’Keeffe, OAQDA’s executive director. “These projects will create local jobs and improve Ohio’s air quality through the reduction of hazardous emissions.”


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MOESC Awarded COVID-Related Grant

30 Apr , 2021  

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, in partnership with North Central State College and Pioneer CTC, has been awarded a FAFSA21 Funding Opportunities Grant through the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) as part of the allocation of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds provided to the state from the US Department of Education as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). The award shall be used to support activities related to completing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) for Ohio high school students. More…

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All About Richland

Significant Sums Coming To Richland County Under American Rescue Plan

17 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

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. More…

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