Local projects to get $35M in federal appropriations package

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. TODD JACKSON | STAFF

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. TODD JACKSON | STAFF

Community projects in the Dayton region were allocated $35.5 million in the fiscal year 2022 appropriations package that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.

That includes $24 million for a new child development center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, U.S Rep. Mike Turner’s office said.

It also includes $3 million for continued renovation of the downtown Dayton Arcade and $1 million for the Sinclair Community College Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

“This is a massive win for Ohio,” Turner, R-Dayton, said in a statement. “These funds will create job growth in the community, support Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and improve our health care facilities.”

The bill also provides funds for redevelopment of the area near the former Salem Mall in Trotwood and money for the Cassano Health Care Center in Dayton.

The House on Wednesday approved a bipartisan, 2,741-page spending bill that would fund the U.S. government through the end of 2022, and provides money for thousands of projects across the nation.

The bill provided $782 billion for defense. It was approved by the U.S. Senate on Thursday night.

According to Turner’s office, locally directed funds include:

  • Wright Patterson Regional Council of Governments - $1 million
  • Interstate 675 / Grange Hall Road Interchange project - $400,000
  • Child Development Center at Wright-Patterson - $24 million
  • Dayton Arcade renovation – phase 2 initiatives - $3 million
  • Sears rehabilitation in Trotwood - $2 million
  • onMain, Dayton’s Imagination District Infrastructure Development - $900,000
  • Cassano Health Center renovation and revitalization in West Dayton - $1.25 million
  • Woodland Historic Chapel Preservation in Dayton - $1 million
  • Sinclair Community College Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Dayton - $1 million
  • Miami Valley Intern Academy in Dayton - $1 million

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