Congressman Charlie Wilson (OH-6) said the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have posted that they will release funding to Ohio as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Ohio will receive more than $9 million in Federal Aviation Authority and Federal Transit Authority funds for investments in equipment and technology that will help meet Ohio’s transit needs.
Wilson said $1,090,986 will go directly to the Sixth District.
“I am very pleased to announce the release of these Recovery funds for Ohio’s Sixth District,” Wilson said. “The money will create jobs, increase the efficiency of public transportation, and reduce general travel expenses for working families across Ohio. The funding represents a continued commitment by the Obama administration to protecting the livelihoods and security of Ohio’s families.”
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ohio’s Sixth District will also be receiving $337,000 for community facility projects in rural areas. The funds are being provided through USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilities program as part of the Recovery Act.
FRANK LEWIS may be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232.