Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $39 million to cover the administrative costs of running the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Unemployment Insurance programs.
“I, like many Ohioans, am looking forward to a bright future after the pandemic. In the meantime, I am pleased to announce additional funds coming to families to support their health and well-being. When our loved ones and family members feel good, they are able to do good for themselves and others. The release of these funds is a positive step in the right direction,” said Rep. Galonski.
The Controlling Board approved a number of other measures to support the health and safety of Ohioans Monday, including:
- $3.3 million for the Family and Children First program to support early childhood mental health,
- $1.3 million to the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services to fund treatment, crisis counseling, and other support at the community level for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,
- $67,458 for the Department of Health to purchase rapid HIV testing kits.
Additional notable funding items include $120,000 to train Ohio educators and $1.5 million to repair dams and improve the state’s infrastructure.