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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Helps to Secure Over $7 Million in New COVID-19 Funds for Ohio’s Third Congressional District

Sep 11, 2020
Press Release

COLUMBUS, OH—U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) is proud to announce over $7 million in new Coronavirus (COVID-19) federal funds for a variety of institutions, initiatives and programs across Ohio’s Third Congressional District since June 30, 2020. Funding was made available through the Coronavirus AidReliefand Economic Security (CARESAct, P.L. 116-136, a law Beatty helped pass in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

“As the Representative of Ohio’s Third Congressional District, my number one priority has always been the health and safety of my constituents. That is why I am fighting every day to make sure that families can live in safe, secure and stable housing and that scientists and medical experts can continue their lifesaving work to better respond, diagnosis, treat, prevent and ultimately defeat COVID-19. These new federal funds will help make progress on these fronts in our community.”

Entities receiving funding include:

  • $4,968,840 to the City of Columbus, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.
  • $1,955,322 to Franklin County, from HUD, in CDBG funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.
  • $197,375 to Battelle Memorial Institute, from the National Science Foundation (NSF), to advance work on its Wastewater Pathogen Tracking Dashboard that focuses on studying wastewater to identify neighborhoods that are at highest risk of contagion.
  • $175,125 to PrimaryOne Health, from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to expand telehealth services.
  • $164,199 to The Ohio State University, from NSF, to further COVID-19-related scientific and medical research.

To date, Ohio’s Third Congressional District has received more than $482 million in COVID-19-related federal funds.