(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The Ohio Department of Development today announced details for a new round of funding available to assist communities with improving access to clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.  

The guidelines for the upcoming round of the Ohio BUILDS (Broadband, Utilities, and Infrastructure for Local Development Success) Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Grant Program include project requirements, eligibility, and the timeline for awards. 

This new round of the Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Grant Program will provide grants over the course of the biennium to provide safe, reliable drinking water in areas that lack infrastructure, bring sewage treatment capacity to unsewered areas, and develop regional infrastructure to serve multiple communities.  

“Since launching this program in 2021, we’ve provided nearly $500 million to support hundreds of local water projects in all of Ohio’s 88 counties, and we are dedicated to continuing this important work to support more communities that are in need of improved water infrastructure,” said Governor Mike DeWine.

“With every dollar we’ve awarded through this program, we’ve provided thousands of Ohioans with the clean water they deserve and created countless opportunities for our communities to grow stronger and more resilient,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Department of Development. “Thanks to the support of Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted, as well as the dedication of our state legislature, we’re so pleased to be able to continue this important work.” 

For more information see: https://development.ohio.gov/home/news-and-events/all-news/2023-1109-department-of-development-releases-guidelines-for-new-round-of-water-infrastructure-grants?fbclid=IwAR2ZuX5LIVK2jM5itr6PL011LP3knJ113QST6dlA_sA6GgK7vw1TVXKZxZY