The District One Public Works Integrating Committee has approximately $31,287,100 in Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) funding, available through grants (State Capital Improvement Program [SCIP] and Local Transportation Improvement Program [LTIP]) and loans (SCIP and Revolving Loan Program [RLP]) in State Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 (Round 36). The DOPWIC received forty-two (42) applications from twenty-four (24) applicants for funding through the FY 2023 Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) State Capital Infrastructure Programs. The total funds available are shown in the FY 2023 Program Funding Table below.
|FY 2023 PROGRAM FUNDING||GRANTS||LOANS|
|State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP)||$16,730,673||$1,895,702|
|Local Transportation Improvement Program (LTIP)||$5,952,268|
|Revolving Loan Program (RLP)||$6,643,455|
The DOPWIC staff evaluates and recommends scores for all the project applications using the OPWC requirements and District One methodology and evaluation criteria. Each program year is separate and distinct from previous years. DOPWIC Staff reviewed and scored forty-two (42) applications per the following twelve (12) criteria, as established by the DOPWIC:
|Health and Safety Needs||55|
|Access to Funds||4|
|Community & Economic Development||3|
|Coordinated Infrastructure Projects||4|
|Generation of User Fees||5|
Preliminary Project Rankings
The Preliminary Project Rankings are listed, in order from the highest score to the lowest, on the Preliminary Project Rankings table. Based on these Preliminary Project Rankings, and available FY 2023 funding, the DOPWIC staff has identified the following Primary Recommendations—that equal, or come close to, the FY 2023 total available funds.
|RANK||PROJECT ID||PROJECT NAME||POINTS||RECOMMENDED FUND|
|1||DPW-23-01||Green Road (CR-14) & Ivanhoe Road (CR-355) Rehabilitation||165.10||LTIP|
|2||BRN-23-01||Brookpark Road Reconstruction Project||163.63||LTIP|
|3||DPW-23-04||West 130th Street Bridge 02.26 Replacement||163.00||SCIP GRANT|
|4||CLE-23-02||East 140th Street Rehabilitation (St. Clair Ave to Lakeshore Blvd)||162.17||SCIP GRANT|
|5||DPW-23-03||Superior Road Rehabilitation||162.14||SCIP GRANT|
|6||CLE-23-01||East 79th Street Rehabilitation (Woodland Ave to Chester Ave)||162.00||RLP LOAN|
|7||MAP-23-01||Dunham Road Resurfacing and Signal Project||162.00||SCIP GRANT|
|8||CLE-23-03||South Moreland, Shaker Square, North Moreland Improvement||161.00||SCIP GRANT|
|9||GAR-23-01||Midwest Neighborhood Storm/Sanitary Reconstruction Phase 5||160.00||SCIP GRANT|
|10||CLH-23-01||Coventry Road Rehabilitation||159.00||SCIP GRANT|
|11||DPW-23-02||Stearns Road (CR-76) Realignment, Intersection Improvement & Bridge Deck Replacement||159.00||SCIP GRANT|
|12||LAK-23-02||Lakewood Interceptor Tunnel Rehabilitation||158.18||SCIP GRANT/SCIP LOAN|
|13||LAK-23-01||2023 Watermain Replacement||157.00||SCIP LOAN|
|14||ECL-23-02||Shaw Ave. Reconstruction and Watermain Replacement||156.37||RLP LOAN|
|15||EUC-23-01||E. 220th Street and E 221st Street Sewer Replacement and Reconstruction||155.91||RLP LOAN|
|16||STV-23-01||Albion Road and Webster Road Sanitary Sewer Project||155.00||RLP LOAN|
Per the FY 2023 Applicant Manual, Applicants can appeal the score(s) received in the Preliminary Project Ranking to reassess a project score. Information that was not part of the original application will not be accepted during the appeal process.
All appeals must be submitted via email to Ms. Alison Ball, DOPWIC Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 17, 2021, by 4:30 p.m. Appeals must specify the category or categories that the applicant considers were incorrectly evaluated. The appeal must be accompanied by an explanation of why the awarded points appear incorrect. Late Appeals will not be accepted.
The DOPWIC Staff will review the appeals and determine if any corrective action is recommended. The DOPWIC will address the Appeals and Staff Recommendations at the Project Selection Meeting.
Committee Evaluation and Final Project Ranking
The DOPWIC is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, February 15, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. to determine Final Project Ranking and select those projects to be submitted to the OPWC for FY 2023 funding.
Applicants not funded are welcome to contact the Liaison to discuss the merits of their application after the recommendations have been submitted to OPWC.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alison Ball by email at email@example.com.