By Amber Epling
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) announced the state Controlling Board approved another round of funding to support Ohio’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak.
“All of these dollars are much needed in our communities in order to continue moving forward in this traumatic time. The distributions from the CARES Act will help all Ohioans,” said Ingram.
The Controlling Board 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 Broadband Ohio Connectivity Grant Program that 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.