Rep. Howse, House Dems Announce $310 Million In COVID-19 Relief
Federal funds will help offset costs incurred by frontline healthcare providers during the pandemic
 
 

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of funding to support Ohio’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak.


"The investment in COVID-19 relief is additional support for the thousands of Ohioans who have been struggling as a result of the pandemic,” said Rep. Howse (D-Cleveland).  “The investment will aid our healthcare workers, work to close the digital divide and support other state entities to ensure we provide the needed relief Ohioans deserve."


The Controlling Board Monday approved federal funds from the CARES Act to the following agencies and program to respond to the COVID-19 crisis:



  • $192 million to skilled nursing facilities, behavioral health, assisted living, and home health care providers;

  • $50 million to create the BroadbandOhio Connectivity Grant Program, which will expand high-speed internet access for Ohio students utilizing remote learning during COVID crisis;

  • $18.3 million to Ohio’s public libraries;

  • $8.7 million to Ohio Attorney General’s office to assist rape and domestic violence crisis centers and $1 million for consumer protection efforts;

  • $3 million to Ohio Veterans Posts and $1 million to Ohio Veterans Homes;

  • $4.7 million to Deputy Registrars and Driver Test Centers;

  • $7.2 million to the Ohio Department of Health;

  • $25 million to various state agencies including the Departments of Education, Natural Resources, Public Safety, and others.


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