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Capital Budget

The State of Ohio's biennial Capital Budget, enacted in each even-numbered year, provides appropriations for the repair, reconstruction and construction of capital assets of state agencies, colleges, universities and school districts. In some years, funds may also be allocated for community projects of local or regional interest. In general, funding for state highways, bridges and other transportation construction is appropriated through the biennial Transportation Budget, enacted in odd-numbered years. Funding for most capital projects is supported by long-term debt issued by the State or, in some cases, by various cash funds.

The process of enacting a biennial Capital Budget, which begins many months prior to introduction of a capital appropriations bill in the General Assembly, occurs within the context of another activity — preparation of the state's six-year Capital Improvements Plan. This plan is updated biennially by OBM on the basis of recommendations it receives from affected state agencies. The process begins in the late summer of each odd-numbered year, when OBM distributes guidelines to the agencies for the preparation of both the Capital Budget and the six-year Capital Improvements Plan.

As with the biennial Operating Budget, OBM reviews submissions made by state agencies and sends its preliminary Capital Budget recommendations to the Governor. When final decisions have been made, the Governor's budget recommendations are introduced in the General Assembly as the biennial capital appropriations bill. This bill, or in some years a separate piece of legislation, will also include capital reappropriations, which reauthorize the appropriation of unexpended balances from previously approved projects to ensure they can continue uninterrupted toward final completion. After debate and approval by the General Assembly, the capital appropriations bill is sent to the governor for signature, generally in time for funding to become effective at the start of the fiscal biennium. 

Fiscal Year 2021-2022

For State Agencies - OBM Budget Resources

Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Reappropriations

For State Agencies - OBM Budget Resources

Capital Planning and Budget Submission Guidance for Fiscal Years 2019 - 2024

Below you will find the Office of Budget and Management's guidance to state agencies for capital improvements planning for fiscal years (FYs) 2019-2024 and for preparing capital budget requests for FYs 2019 and 2020. This guidance deals only with the upcoming capital budget and State agency's six-year capital improvements plan.

Fact Sheets

Testimony

Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Reappropriations

Capital Reappropriations for FYs 2017-2018

For State Agencies - OBM Budget Resources

Capital Planning and Budget Submission Guidance for Fiscal Years 2017 - 2022

Below you will find the Office of Budget and Management's guidance to state agencies for capital improvements planning for fiscal years (FYs) 2017-2022 and for preparing capital budget requests for FYs 2017 and 2018. This guidance deals only with the upcoming capital budget and State agency's six-year capital improvements plan.

Fact Sheets

Testimony

Other Documents

Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Appropriations

130th GA Capital Budget Bill, HB 497, As Enacted

For State Agencies - OBM Budget Resources

The links below contain frequently referenced information related to currently authorized budgets for capital expenses.

Reappropriations

130th GA Capital Budget Reappropriations Documents

Fact Sheets

Testimony

Other Documents

Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Reappropriations

129th GA Capital Budget Reappropriations Bill Documents - SB 312

For more information on SB 312, please visit the Ohio Legislative Service Commission's website.

Appropriations

For State Agencies - OBM Budget Resources

The links below contain frequently referenced information related to currently authorized budgets for capital expenses.

Fact Sheets

Testimony