As a follow up to the Call-to-Action we sent earlier today, we want to provide you with new projections for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocations to non-entitlement units of local governments (NEUs), which were generated by the Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM) and released this afternoon.
Our concerns regarding reduced funding for smaller cities and villages were realized, as municipalities will see a decrease from their initial ARPA allocation projections compared to the new projections that include distributions to townships due the action taken today in Sub. SB 111.
You can find the new allocation projections for Ohio NEUs HERE. You can find the previous projections that were provided by the National League of Cities (NLC) in February HERE
Please immediately communicate any concerns about the revenue impacts of these allocation changes with your legislators in the Ohio House and Senate and with the office of Governor DeWine. The League will continue to urge that the legislature provide supplemental funding for municipal NEUs to ensure that Ohio’s smaller communities are supported