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About $45 million in Appalachian Community Grant Program funding coming to southeast Ohio

Out of the $50 million awarded in the first round of funding for the Appalachian Community Grant Program, approximately $45 million went to projects in Southeastern Ohio, according to Athens Mayor Steve Patterson.

On Monday, Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik announced the first major development projects that will move forward with support from Ohio’s $500 million Appalachian Community Grant Program.

A total of $50 million in development grants will be awarded in the program’s first round to launch four projects impacting communities in Athens, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Mahoning, Meigs and Perry counties, according to a press release.

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