Rep. Miranda, House Dems Announce $310 Million In COVID-19 Relief
Federal funds will help offset costs incurred by frontline healthcare providers during the pandemic
 
 

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of funding to support Ohio’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak.


“Thankfully the state Controlling Board is able to recognize the need to disburse more CARES Act funding. These federal funds are vital to supporting the people and programs necessary to keeping our community healthy and safe. I am also very encouraged to see funding for increased broadband connectivity and Ohio’s Public Libraries. This supplemental funding will prove crucial as we navigate how best to educate Ohio’s students,” said Rep. Miranda.


The Controlling Board Monday approved federal funds from the CARES Act to the following agencies and program to respond to the COVID-19 crisis:



  • $192 million to skilled nursing facilities, behavioral health, assisted living, and home health care providers;

  • $50 million to create the BroadbandOhio Connectivity Grant Program, which will expand high-speed internet access for Ohio students utilizing remote learning during COVID crisis;

  • $18.3 million to Ohio’s public libraries;

  • 8.7 million to Ohio Attorney General’s office to assist rape and domestic violence crisis centers and $1 million for consumer protection efforts;

  • $3 million to Ohio Veterans Posts and $1 million to Ohio Veterans Homes;

  • $4.7 million to Deputy Registrars and Driver Test Centers;

  • $7.2 million to the Ohio Department of Health;

  • $25 million to various state agencies including the Departments of Education, Natural Resources, Public Safety, and others.


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