The Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) was created initially in 1987 to administer the State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP) which was soon joined by the Local Transportation Improvement Program (LTIP). SCIP is a grant/loan program for roads, bridges, water supply, wastewater treatment, storm water collection, and solid waste disposal. LTIP is a grant program for roads and bridges only.
These programs, which run concurrently, are solicited, scored and selected by the 19 District Integrating Committees according to each district’s schedule. The RCRPC serves as the liaison for District 16. In this role we are the main resource for management of the 8-county district and a point of communication between the District membership and the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC).The OPWC, District 16, is comprised of Ashland, Crawford, Hardin, Marion, Richland, Seneca, Wayne and Wyandot .
Program information, program year schedule, application material and guidelines, project status information for the infrastructure program is available at http://www.pwc.state.oh.us/District16.html?m
Small Government Program
Of the annual SCIP allocation, $15 million is set aside for the Small Government Program established for villages and townships with populations in the unincorporated areas of less than 5,000 in population. This is a “second chance” for selected village and township projects that have not been funded through the Districts. For more information http://www.pwc.state.oh.us/SmallGovernment.html
Green Space Conservation Program
In 2000, the OPWC became responsible for the administration of the Clean Ohio Conservation Green Space Program in which applications are solicited, scored, and selected by the 19 Natural Resource Assistance Councils (NRACs). The program is dedicated to environmental conservation including acquisition of green space and the protection and enhancement of river and stream corridors. Grant recipients agree to maintain the properties in perpetuity so that they can be enjoyed and cherished for generations to come.
The purpose of the District 16 NRAC shall be the evaluation and selection of projects for funding from the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund in the eight counties comprising District 16.
Program information, program year schedule, application material and guidelines, project status information for the infrastructure program is available at http://www.pwc.state.oh.us/GSCDistrict16.html?m=