Rep. Clites Applauds Passage Of Bill To Send $350 Million In Federal Funds To Local Communities To Fight Coronavirus
Bill also re-appropriates funds for capital improvement projects across Ohio
June 04, 2020
 
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COLUMBUS—Rep. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) today issued a statement as the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 310, which would distribute $350 million in federal CARES Act funds to aid coronavirus response in Ohio communities.


Funds will go toward reimbursement for personal protective equipment (PPE) for front line workers, testing and other costs as local communities continue to combat the global pandemic.


The bill also re-appropriates $1.28 billion in capital funds over the next two years to fund various capital improvement projects across the state.


“It is important to continue to direct resources to our local communities during this ongoing pandemic,” said Rep. Clites. “This federal and state funding will help protect Ohioans in nursing homes, provide necessary PPE for front-line workers, and bolster our local communities during these trying times.”


In addition, SB 310 authorizes state employee pay freezes amid budget shortfalls as well as $3.2 million more in state funding for nursing home facilities.


SB 310 now moves to the Senate, who will vote whether to concur on House changes to the bill.

 
 
 
  
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