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President Trump approves disaster declaration for Ohio

Federal funding will be available for local governments and non-profit organizations for emergency protective measures all through the state.

WASHINGTON — Ohio will now have access to federal funding after President Donald Trump declared that Ohio is in the state of a major disaster amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This means federal funding will be available for local governments and non-profit organizations for emergency protective measures all through the state.

President Trump has been working closely with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on several areas to combat the coronavirus.

This money will help supplement state and local recovery efforts that are already in place.

On Monday, the Ohio congressional delegation wrote a letter to President Trump urging that a major disaster declaration be given. 

"COVID-19 has created significant and unprecedented challenges for state and local governments, businesses, individuals, and families in Ohio," the delegation wrote in their letter to the President. "The State and local governments do not have the capacity to sufficiently respond to this major disaster, and therefore, additional Federal assistance is necessary to supplement response and recovery efforts.”

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You can read the full letter from the delegation here

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