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Rep. Galonski announces more than $43 million to support health, safety and security of Ohioans

May 3, 2021
Tavia Galonski News

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.