COLUMBUS – The State Controlling Board has approved the release of $175 million to help local communities with the cost of COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses, State Representative Jeff LaRe (R-Violet Twp.) announced.
According to state data, Fairfield County, in LaRe’s district, will receive a total of $1,827,919.46 in this round of CARES Act funds.
The funds are intended to be used to support counties, municipalities and townships throughout Ohio. They will support a range of pandemic-related expenses, including the work of first responders and other local services that are vital in communities across the state. The aid is being distributed based on population.
“These funds are essential to keep Ohio’s communities afloat,” said LaRe. “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.”
Separately, the State Controlling Board 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.
For more information, contact Rep. LaRe’s office at (614) 466-8100 or email@example.com