COLUMBUS—State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) announced that the Ohio Senate today unanimously passed Senate Bill 310, authorizing the distribution of $350 million of federal CARES Act funding to local communities across Ohio for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses.
This funding will be made available to counties, municipalities and townships for necessary expenses associated with the current public health emergency and will be distributed based on the proportion of Local Government Fund revenue allocated to them in 2019.
"I'm pleased to announce the passage of this legislation to provide significant support to our partners in local government," Blessing said. "COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on local government, for which there is no comparison in recent memory. It only makes sense that we respond with an unprecedented support package to help soften the blow."