Ohio has been approved for millions of dollars in relief funds.
A total of $425 million in federal CARES Act funding will go towards helping small businesses, rent and mortgage assistance, higher education, rural hospitals, non-profit unemployment, and the arts, State Rep. Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison) announced on Tuesday.
Here is how the $425 million will be broken down:
- $125 million for small business grants, which will allow small businesses to apply for up to $10,000 in relief
- $100 million for higher education to assist with added expenses due to COVID-19
- $62 million for rural/critical access hospitals
- $55 million for rent, mortgage, and utility assistance to be administered by the DSA through various Community Action Agencies
- $38 million in liquor permit rebates