Rep. Miranda Announces $300 Million To Help Colleges, Universities, And K-12 Schools Prepare For Fall Semester Amid COVID-19
Additional funds approved to assist local, state response efforts and support small business loan program
 
 

State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of federal funding to support Ohio’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, including $300 million in federal funding to offset Ohio’s K-12 schools and colleges and university’s costs of keeping students and staff safe in the fall.


“Every dollar will be needed for the herculean task of keeping our students and educators safe for school this upcoming fall, so this Controlling Board approval is crucial. I hope to see this additional Federal funding continue to flow to Ohio. These funds are critical as they position our schools to make the appropriate preparations to safely resume instruction in some capacity,” said Rep. Miranda.


The Controlling Board Monday approved the use of federal CARES Act funding for the following state agencies to support their efforts in controlling the COVID-19 outbreak in Ohio:



  • $200 million to the Ohio Department of Higher Education;

  • $100 million to the Department of Education;

  • $169.6 million to the Ohio Department of Medicaid;

  • $36.8 million to Ohio’s local health departments;

  • $63.5 million to the Ohio Department of Health;

  • $15.7 million to the Department of Public Safety;

  • $3 million to the Department of Natural Resourc


Additional federal funds approved by the Controlling Board includes $62 million for Ohio hospitals serving rural and underserved communities, $22.5 million to behavioral health providers, $10 million to fund a direct economic loan program to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and $517,000 for the Ohio Arts Council to support community art and education in communities around Ohio.

 
 
 
  
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