Clark County uses federal emergency assistance to fund COVID-19 health care expenses
Clark County uses federal emergency assistance to fund COVID-19 health care expenses

Clark County uses federal emergency assistance to fund COVID-19 health care expenses

The money, which is approved to cover the expenses, is part of the $ 26 million allocated to Clark County from the $ 1.9 trillion U.S. Rescue Plan Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law in March 2021. A total of $ 350 billion dollars were set aside to help local governments across the country shake off the pandemic.

Clark County commissioners have allocated millions in ARPA funds to various projects, such as reimbursement to the general fund for pandemic-related revenue losses, employee paid administrative leave and technology to the county transit center, which is expected to open this year.

Commissioners also approved ARPA funding for a stormwater improvement project for Enon-Xenia Road to address flooding in the area and for a fiber-optic project to service county-owned buildings, as well as a safety improvement project for Spangler Road.

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In November 2021, the commission also approved $ 800,000 in expenses for a project to extend the waterline that runs near Park Layne. An additional $ 220,000 was set aside in January to assist Clark County veterans seeking help through the county veterans’ office.

Last month, up to $ 2.5 million in federal emergency dollars was set aside to reimburse the county for part of the dispatch center costs, as well as an additional $ 300,000 to cover programming and repatriation staff costs for people preparing to leave Clark County Jail. .

This month, the commission voted to allocate $ 125,000 to a part-time position for several years at the Ohio State University Expansion Office in Clark County. The position will focus on assisting the county’s local food program and community gardens.


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