Columbus –State Senator Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) today announced the state’s approval of over $87 million in additional funding for COVID-19-related expenses for Ohio’s K-12 schools, libraries, veterans’ homes and crisis support centers.
These funds, approved by the state Controlling Board, are provided to Ohio through the federal CARES Act and can be used for necessary pandemic costs, including but not limited to personal protection equipment (PPE), safety and sanitation operations, and remote learning technology.
"Ohio continues to be a leader by working to ensure that resources are distributed to those in need, as they recover from the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic," said Huffman. "These dollars will go a long way in helping protect both our vulnerable citizens and those who work every day to assist them.”
The funding approved today includes:
To date, nearly $1.7B in CARES Act funding has been approved by the General Assembly to be distributed Ohio’s communities as they continue to battle and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. More information about the funds approved today can be found here.