Governor DeWine Announces First ACGP Round 2 Grant Awards

22 March 2024

On Friday March 22, Governor Mike DeWine announced the first of the Round 2 grants to be awarded through the Ohio Department of Development’s Appalachian Community Grant Program (ACGP).

More than $64 million in funding will be rewarded to the Appalachian Children Coalition for its Appalachian Children's Health Initiative to "support the creation or expansion of community- and school-based health clinics, the launch of healthcare-focused workforce development programs, and more," according to a release from the governor's communications department.

A map of project locations with infographics on the amount invested.

"Our vision for Ohio’s future is one where all Ohioans, no matter where they are from, have the opportunity to live up to their full potential," said Governor DeWine. "These projects will uplift and empower the people of Ohio’s Appalachian region for generations to come."

The funding will be divided among 28 projects in 20 counties in Appalachian Ohio. Three projects in Eastgate's ARC Local Development District will receive funding:

Ashtabula Area City School District (Ashtabula) School-Based Health Center Award amount: $331,500. In partnership with the Ashtabula County Medical Center (ACMC), the Ashtabula Area City School District will establish a new school-based health clinic to provide primary care services to students.

Campbell City School District (Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana) Campbell Health and Community Development Center Award amount: $10,504,763. In partnership with Stark State College, Education Service Center of Eastern Ohio, Mahoning County Green Team, and United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley, Campbell City School District will construct a 55,000-square-foot facility on the grounds of its K-6 school, adjacent to the region’s only STEM school, the Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy, and Community Literacy Workforce and Cultural Center. 

Warren City School District (Trumbull) Warren School-Based Health Center Award amount: $318,360. In partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital, Warren City School District will establish a school-based health center to prioritize closing gaps in care for students with chronic health conditions, such as asthma and other chronic illnesses.

More than $350 million in remaining funding through the ACGP will a awarded in the coming weeks.

More information and full list of the projects awarded as a part of the Appalachian Children's Health Initiative can be found at the link below.

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