Funding Programs

The activities of the County Engineer are financed from various sources. The major responsibility, the upkeep of roads and bridges, is primarily financed by highway user fees such as motor vehicle fuel taxes and registration fees. Supplemental funds (voted bond issues and levies, as well as fines) are available for specific highway improvement purposes.

Fuel taxes earmarked for highway purposes are levied at the state and federal levels of government. State revenues are distributed for use in the State, County, Township and Municipal Highway Systems by means of statutory formulas. The amount of the tax varies depending on legislative action. Also, some of the monies distributed to the states from federal funds are passed on to local governments on a project by project basis.

The income from state motor vehicle registration fees (after state administrative costs are deducted) is returned to the local government units on the basis of a statutory formula. Currently the distribution percentages are 71% for counties, 24% for municipalities and 5% for townships. County, municipal and township government agencies have the authority to also levy their own motor vehicle registration fee in the form of an additional tax of up to $20.00 (in $5.00 increments). The amounts levied vary from county to county according to highway improvement needs and the enactment procedure of the three levels of local government. The revenues received must be used for highway purposes. 

Funding Projects

 OPWC Payments to Contractors -

Municipal Road Funds


The State Capital Improvement Program & Local Transportation Improvement Program (SCIP/LTIP) was first approved by Ohio voters in 1987, and has since been reauthorized by voters several times, the most recent in 2014.  The SCIP/LTIP Programs are administered by the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC). 

SCIP/LTIP Programs are solicited, scored and selected by nineteen (19) District Integrating Committees according to each District’s Schedule.  Due to its size (population), Hamilton County is a single county district, OPWC District 2.

The District is administered on a local level by the District 2 Integrating Committee which is made up of appointed local government officials, who have the authority under Chapter 164 of the Ohio Revised Code to award, grants and loans to qualified applicants.  All municipalities, townships and Hamilton County are eligible to apply for and be awarded SCIP grants and loans, and LTIP grants.

Information regarding the recently concluded 33rd funding round can be found below.  

General Information
District 2 Integrating Committee Members
  1. District 2 Integrating Committee Alternate Members
  2. District 2 Integrating Committee Support Staff Members
  3. OPWC Emergency Funding Policy


Round 34 - Funding Year 2020

Township 20% Funds

General Information

Public Notice

Clean Ohio Conservation Fund

Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund


The Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund was developed to provide funding for brownfield cleanup activities, which are a key component in brownfield redevelopment. Brownfield redevelopment allows a community to reclaim and improve its lands, making previously developed property viable for new development.

The Clean Ohio Revitalization fund is part of a $400 million dollar initiative approved by Ohio voters as part of the $800 million Clean Ohio Fund. The Ohio Department of Development, through its Urban Development Division, implements the Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund in consultation with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA).

Clean Ohio Fund Program Information  
(Includes schedules and Clean Ohio Council info)

Job Ready Sites Program


On Friday, June 6, 2008 the District 2 Integrating Committee will meet to decide the priority order of the three applications received for the 2008 Job Ready Sites Program.  The meeting will be held at the Springfield Township Building, 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231.

The meeting begins at 9:00 AM.