COLUMBUS - State Representative John M. Rogers (D-Mentor-On-The-Lake) announced this week the passage of House Bill (H.B.) 614, legislation that allocates a total of $650 million in federal CARES Act relief funds for local governments in Ohio. These funds are to be used to offset costs faced by local governments directly caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Previously approved by the Ohio Senate, the bill now heads to the Governor's desk for his signature.

The funds approved during Wednesday's House session are set to be distributed to the localities on a per capita basis. An estimated $16,587,411 will be going to the Lake County Governmental entities as follows:

*       $8,293,705 to the Lake County Government
*       $650,166 to Eastlake
*       $110,523 to Fairport Harbor
*       $14,487 to Grand River
*       $245,479 to Kirtland
*       $23,207 to Kirtland Hills
*       $7,820 to Lakeline
*       $114,091 to Madison Village
*       $561,517 to Madison Township
*       $1,703,145 to Mentor
*       $266,308 to Mentor-on-the-Lake
*       $31,856 to North Perry
*       $716,617 to the City of Painesville
*       $606,778 to Painesville Township
*       $232,322 to Perry Twp.

*       $58,595 to Perry Village
*       $23,351 to Timberlake
*       $16,396 to Waite Hill
*       $459,246 to Wickliffe
*       $828,005 to Willoughby
*       $344,254 to Willoughby Hills
*       $654,202 to Concord Twp.
*       $117,046 to Leroy Twp.
*       $508,291 to Willowick

"Our local governments have been hurting as a result of the ongoing pandemic. I am glad that lawmakers were able to come together and approve this final round of much needed federal funds to assist our local leaders in keeping our communities safe amid COVID-19," said Rep. Rogers.

State lawmakers previously approved $350 million in federal CARES Act funds for local governments in June, as well as another $175 million being approved by the State’s Controlling Board in August.  With the passage of H.B. 614, which is the last distribution of the original relief package in response to the ongoing pandemic, the total CARES Act Relief Funds for Lake County will have amounted to an estimated $36,591,677.


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