WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, announced Friday that he has secured nearly $15 million in federal funding for Mahoning and Trumbull counties through the House Appropriations Community Projects Funding process.
Ryan, who is chairman of the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee and vice-chair of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, secured all 10 projects he submitted for — a total of nearly $18 million for the 13th Congressional District.
The nearly $15 million in funding for the Valley includes $1.5 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Youngstown, $850,000 for Mahoning County High School, $1 million for Mercy Health and $2 million for the Youngstown Community Food Center. He also secured $9.5 million in community projects that were already announced, including $8.7 million for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, $312,744 for Valley Internet of Things Initiative and $549,600 for the village of Lowellville’s wastewater improvements.
The money for these projects and an additional three projects in Summit and Portage counties was awarded through the new, updated Community Projects Funding process, which is being implemented with accountability measures to ensure a responsible and transparent process, a news release states.
“These investments will help feed folks in our community, educate our children and provide them with out-of-school activities and better health care,” Ryan said in the release. “The funding will move Northeast Ohio forward by providing prenatal care to pregnant women, job opportunities for newly graduated high school students and infrastructure upgrades at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station that will assist our airmen and soldiers.”