Skip to main content

Senator Wilson Announces Multi-Million Dollar Investment For District Projects

Funding is First Phase of Capital Budget Process
June 10, 2024
Steve Wilson News

COLUMBUS—State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) announced the investment of millions of dollars from the One-Time Strategic Community Investment Fund (OTSCIF) to fund meaningful projects that will benefit our local communities and residents for years to come.
"There are many exciting things happening in the region right now," said Wilson. "This funding will make an impact on residents in the area as well as those coming to visit for generations." 

The following are some of the projects awarded funding in Senate District 7:


  • Cincinnati Open Tennis Tournament - $13,750,000: These funds will make facility and programming upgrades to the sports campus. This tournament attracts visitors from all 50 states and 40 countries each year.
  • Waynesville Girl Scout Camp Improvements - $200,000: These dollars will be used to make accessibility improvements to Warren County camps operated by the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.

The funding for these projects came from the unique, one-time fund established under the state's current operating budget, House Bill 33, passed by the Ohio General Assembly in June of 2023. 

The OTSCIF set aside $700 million as an additional source of funding allowing communities and organizations to apply for help with projects that might not qualify as part of the state's traditional Capital Budget that happens every two years.

Each chamber developed a plan for $350 million of the total amount while coordinating good faith negotiations to determine projects for the OTSCIF.

The Senate Finance Committee will begin hearings on the bill addressing the OTSCIF funding immediately. Click here for a list of projects and a link highlighting specific projects in senators’ districts. Follow On The Record for additional updates as the Capital Budget advances through the General Assembly.