Senate District 33
Michael A. Rulli
 
 
 
 
 
Senate Unanimously Passes Rulli, Manning Bill Funding $180 Million for Ohio Small Business Pandemic Relief
March 17, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Senators Michael Rulli (R-Salem) and Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) today announced the Senate's unanimous passage of Senate Bill 109, providing an additional $300 million of combined state and federal funding to businesses and other entities across Ohio for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses.

“I am proud to sponsor this important bill, which will ensure our businesses, who have greatly suffered this year, have all the available resources to recover in a timely fashion," said Rulli. 

Here is the how the $300 million allocation will be directed:



  • $20 million for indoor entertainment businesses who lost revenue due to canceled events and closures.

  • $10 million for new businesses that opened their doors after January 1, 2020. 

  • $150 million for small businesses who have already been approved for aid but have yet to receive funding due to lack of program funding 

  • $120M for Ohio's fairs, veterans’ homes and child care services, including:


    • $4.7 million for Ohio’s county and independent fairs

    • $3.7 million for Ohio’s two Veterans’ homes 

    • $112.2 million to reimburse child care providers for pandemic-related expenses



“This pandemic relief bill is vitally important to ensuring our small businesses receive much needed relief as quickly as possible,” added Manning.

To date, over $2.5 billion in funding has been approved by the General Assembly to be distributed to Ohio’s communities as they continue to battle and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Senate Bill 109 will now be sent to the Ohio House for further consideration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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