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Johnson Praises Governor's Plan to Revitalize Appalachia

October 20, 2022
Terry Johnson News
COLUMBUS— State Senator Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) praised the release of details on a major effort to improve the quality of life for the people of Appalachia in Ohio. The Appalachian Community Grant Program will infuse $500 million into Ohio's 32-county Appalachian region to revitalize communities and stimulate transformational change.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for state and local leaders to work together to invest in and improve the Appalachian region," Johnson said. "I look forward to continuing to partner with the leaders of Appalachian communities to help meet their needs and solve the unique challenges our area faces."

As part of this program, up to $30 million will support project planning and technical assistance, and the remaining $470 million will be awarded to implement development projects. The Governor’s Office of Appalachia will begin accepting grant applications on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

For more information and guidelines about the program, click here.