LANCASTER - Fairfield County will receive almost $1.9 million to help with COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses from Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds.
The county's $1,827,919 will be a portion of the $175 million the state controlling board is releasing across the Ohio, Ohio Rep. Jeff LaRe, R-Violet Township said.
The money is to support counties, municipalities and townships throughout the state. it will support a range of pandemic-related expenses, including the work of first responders and other local services. The money is being distributed based on population.
“These funds are essential to keep Ohio’s communities afloat,” said LaRe in a statement. “I applaud the state controlling board for approving these funds and look forward to seeing the release of the remaining funds in the near future.”
The controlling board also approved COVID-19 aid to support local educational service centers and boards of developmental disabilities, including the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities, which will receive $22,944.