State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) announces that the state Controlling Board recently approved COVID-19 relief funding, some of which will be allocated to local governments within the 7th Ohio House District. This will support a range of pandemic-related expenses, including the work of first responders and other local services that have been vital in communities across Ohio.
“We continue to prioritize combatting COVID-19 through this relief,” said Patton. “I’m pleased to see the Controlling Board providing our local governments with this crucial funding that will be used for a variety of reasons in order to respond to the pandemic.”
Specifically, some of the measures passed includes:
- $175 million in COVID-19 relief appropriations for the distribution to local governments throughout the state;
- $31 million to ODJFS for child care support; and
- $97.5 million to expand on the state’s testing efforts for COVID-19.
The $175 million in COVID-19 relief to local governments, townships, counties, and municipalities comes from the federal CARES Act initiative, and includes the following areas within the 7th Ohio House District:
- Strongsville - $302,733
- N. Royalton – $190,937
- Olmsted Falls – $69,117
- Olmsted Township – $76,067
- Berea - $256,988
The measure is similar to the approval of $350 million to help local governments by the Ohio House of Representative under House Bill 481, which was signed into law over the summer.
The next scheduled Controlling Board meeting is set for Sept. 14.