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Rep. Lepore-Hagan, House Dems announce $310 million in COVID-19 relief

Federal funds will help offset costs incurred by frontline healthcare providers during the pandemic
July 28, 2020
Michele Lepore-Hagan News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of funding to support Ohio’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak.

“People are counting on us to save lives and save livelihoods, and that’s exactly what these funds will help us do,” said Rep. Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown).

The Controlling Board Monday approved federal funds from the CARES Act to the following agencies and program to respond to the COVID-19 crisis:

  • $192 million to skilled nursing facilities, behavioral health, assisted living, and home health care providers;
  • $50 million to create the BroadbandOhio Connectivity Grant Program, which will expand high-speed internet access for Ohio students utilizing remote learning during COVID crisis;
  • $18.3 million to Ohio’s public libraries;
  • $8.7 million to Ohio Attorney General’s office to assist rape and domestic violence crisis centers and $1 million for consumer protection efforts;
  • $3 million to Ohio Veterans Posts and $1 million to Ohio Veterans Homes;
  • $4.7 million to Deputy Registrars and Driver Test Centers;
  • $7.2 million to the Ohio Department of Health;
  • $25 million to various state agencies including the Departments of Education, Natural Resources, Public Safety, and others.