COLUMBUS—State Senator Sandra O'Brien (R-Astabula) this week announced the Ohio Senate approved Sub. House Bill 169, directing $4.18 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding toward law enforcement, schools and the retention of healthcare and childcare workers.
A large portion of the funding, $2.47 billion, is being directed to Ohio's schools, including public and private schools, County Boards of Developmental Disabilities, Educational Service Centers and Joint Vocational School Districts.
Key to helping Ohio families recover from the pandemic, $639 million will be available for childcare grants, so families can afford this critical service as parents head back to work.
Additionally, over $1 billion in healthcare funding will be available to healthcare organizations across the state, directly targeted for employee retention.