More than $42M in federal funds coming for local projects

DAYTON — More than $42 million in federal funding will be coming to the Miami Valley for area projects. The funding was just approved by the U.S. House, according to a new release on Wednesday.

The federal funding was secured with the help of Rep. Mike Turner of the 10th Congressional District.

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This includes $29 million for a new School Age Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements across the Miami Valley Region, the release said.

“The federal funds I secured will support community projects that foster greater economic development and increase the competitiveness of our region,” Turner said. “As the legislative process continues, I will continue to work with my colleagues to secure federal funding for all of the Dayton area projects I submitted.”

Some of the other projects include $3 million for the West Carrollton Low Dam Improvement, $1.5 million for East Dayton Rails to Trails, $1.3 million for the Dayton Airport Northeast Logistics Access Project and $1 million for the Mound Connector Highway Project, according to the release.