Beatty Backed Coronavirus Bills Deliver $2.27+ Million More to Central Ohio
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $2,189,032 in grants to the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and a $88,522 grant to the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, respectively, to confront the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Funding was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, P.L. 116-136, a law Beatty traveled back to the nation’s capital to help pass in Congress on March 27, 2020. Reacting to the latest round of funding, Beatty said:
“At a time when everyone is being encouraged to stay at home, it is imperative that every Central Ohioan is safe at home. These grants will go a long way toward protecting the health and well-being of my constituents by providing clean, safe, and affordable housing and supporting the work of poison centers across the country that have been inundated with calls related to exposure to household disinfectants and cleaners.”
Prior to today, other Ohio Third Congressional District-based agencies and entities receiving COVID-19 funds include:
- $53,174,170 to Central Ohio Transit Authority to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus.
- $33,916,456 for Central Ohio airports (including John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Rickenbacker International Airport, The Ohio State University Airport, and Bolton Field Airport) to improve COVID-19 response efforts.
- $6,744,532 in HUD funds for the City of Columbus to expand permanent and temporary housing for low- to moderate-income persons and people who are homeless.
- $2,938,806 for OH-03 community health centers (operated by Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Heart of Ohio Family Health Center, Lower Lights Christian Health Center, Inc., and The Ohio State University) to screen and test clients, purchase medical supplies, and improve telehealth services.
- $1,796,385 in HUD funds for Franklin County to expand permanent and temporary housing for low- to moderate-income persons and people who are homeless.
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