On Monday, the office of Senate President Larry Obhof announced the state’s approval of over $175 million in additional funding for COVID-19-related expenses for Ohio’s townships, municipalities and counties.
This is the second round of funding provided to Ohio communities through the federal CARES Act for necessary expenses associated with the current public health emergency. The funding will be distributed based on the proportion of Local Government Fund revenue allocated to them in 2019.
“Today’s action will help local governments as they deal with the financial challenges caused by COVID-19,” said Obhof. “I appreciate the state Controlling Board’s work to move these dollars quickly into communities across Ohio. The funding approved today will also help with the pandemic-related expenses of our childcare centers, local health departments and other critical community services.”
In addition to the $175 million for Ohio’s municipalities, the Controlling Board also approved:
To date, nearly $2.7 billion 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.