State Rep. Tim Ginter (R-Salem) announced his support for the federal funding relief that will be distributed to Ohio’s health districts. Within the region, the Columbiana County General Health District, East Liverpool City Health District, and the Salem City Health Department are all set to receive appropriations to help aid in the fight against the coronavirus.
Those health districts are receiving the following appropriations:
- Columbiana County General Health District: $73,975
- East Liverpool City Health District: $9,702
- Salem City Health Department: $ 10,662
“Columbiana health facilities and all their staff need medical materials in order to give the appropriate protection and care to themselves and their patients,” said Ginter. “This first round of stimulus funding will help meet that need and assist our communities in combating COVID-19.”
The Ohio State Controlling Board recently approved the federal funding that will be allocated to the state’s health districts. This federal relief is provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that Congress passed and President Trump signed into law March 8.
In total, the Controlling Board approved $15,620,977 in appropriations to be awarded across Ohio.