Congresswoman Beatty Spotlights $26+ Million for Central Ohio
COLUMBUS, OH—U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) announced this week that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Commerce have awarded $26,754,181 in federal funding for a local economic development project as well as a variety of education programs and healthcare initiatives across Ohio’s Third Congressional District. Reacting to the exciting news, Beatty said:
“I am fighting every day in Central Ohio and the Halls of Congress to make sure that my constituents—regardless of where they live—can obtain the education and healthcare they need and deserve. As the Representative of Ohio’s Third Congressional District, I strongly support federal investment in groundbreaking medical and scientific research, early childhood education, and the economy to build back better today and lay the groundwork for an even brighter tomorrow.”
Entities receiving funds include:
- $12,985,905 for the Child Development Council of Franklin County to fund Head Start and Early Head Start programs. *
- $5,935,070 for the YMCA of Central Ohio to fund Head Start and Early Head Start programs.*
- $3,219,212 for the Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. to continue to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare to individuals in the surrounding community.
- $1,067,508 for The Ohio State University to fund Early Head Start programs.*
- $1,009,334 for Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers to continue to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare to individuals in the surrounding community.
- $675,584 for the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to advance cutting-edge heart and vascular disease research.
- $642,072 for the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to study the immune correlates of protection against hepacivirus.
- $594,733 for The Ohio State University to boost research around listeriolysin.
- $400,000 for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission to assist the region with recovery efforts from the pandemic and help build resiliency from future economic disruptions.
- $224,763 for The Ohio State University to evaluate hepatitis E virus ribavirin resistance.
* Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families by supporting the development of the whole child.
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