COLUMBUS—State Senator Michael Rulli (R-Salem) today applauded the Governor's signing of Senate Bill 109, which appropriates $557 million in relief to businesses and child care providers impacted by COVID-19, as well as food assistance programs, local fairs and Ohio Veterans Homes.
“There is no doubt Ohioans have struggled during this pandemic, and this legislation is a significant investment in our recovery as a state," said Rulli. "I am proud to see Senate Bill 109 signed into law today to the benefit of thousands of Ohio's businesses and families."
Highlights of the legislation include:
- $150 million for small businesses who have already been approved for aid but have yet to receive funding due to lack of program funding.
- $20 million for entertainment venues who lost revenue due to canceled events and closures.
- $10 million for new businesses that opened their doors after January 1, 2020.
- $4.7 million for Ohio’s county and independent fairs.
- $3 million for Ohio’s two Veterans’ homes.
- $44.8 million to reimburse child care providers for pandemic-related expenses.
- $10 million to support food banks.