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Ohio schools receive $787M in aid from COVID relief bill

Leaders in the AccelerateED task force laid out their recommendations Thursday for when and how...
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Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 12:06 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (FOX19) - Ohio schools will receive $787.3 million in aid with Gov. Mike DeWine signing the COVID-19 relief bill (HB 170) on Wednesday.

More than $630 million will go to the state’s public schools, while $154 million goes to private education.

HB 170 also benefits the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio National Guard.

The ODH will receive $173 million for its COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution.

$7 million will go to the National Guard to support their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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