COLUMBUS – State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) 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. The 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.

The funds approved during Wednesday’s House session are set to be distributed to localities on a per capita basis. Local governments in Mahoning County are estimated to receive the following amounts:

  • Alliance city (pt.)

$              1,225

  • Beloit village

$            33,297

  • Campbell city

$          280,538

  • Canfield city

$          258,593

  • Columbiana city (pt.)

$            23,135

  • Craig Beach village

$            40,000

  • Lowellville village

$            39,351

  • New Middletown village

$            55,855

  • Poland village

$            85,693

  • Salem city (pt.)

$                 144

  • Sebring village

$          150,846

  • Struthers city

$          364,357

  • Washingtonville village (pt.)

$            11,856

  • Youngstown city

$       2,359,224

  • Austintown township

$       1,256,891

  • Beaver township

$          230,304

  • Berlin township

$            74,126

  • Boardman township

$       1,399,556

  • Canfield township

$          296,250

  • Coitsville township

$            47,423

  • Ellsworth township

$            76,071

  • Goshen township

$          111,386

  • Green township

$          108,828

  • Jackson township

$            72,432

  • Milton township

$            87,495

  • Poland township

$          426,483

  • Smith township

$          119,386

  • Springfield township

$          230,016


“With their creativity, hard work, and commitment to serving residents, local governments in Mahoning County have shown us government at its finest during this pandemic. I know how important these dollars are as local budgets face income tax shortfalls while the need for services increases. I was proud to vote yes on this vital allocation of CARES Act dollars,” said Rep. Lepore-Hagan

State lawmakers previously approved $350 million in federal CARES Act funds for local governments in June, as well as $175 million approved by the state Controlling Board in August, making H.B. 614 the latest relief package for Ohio localities responding to unprecedented costs incurred throughout the pandemic.

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