Brown Announces More Than $38 Million in Funds to Reduce Poverty in Ohio

Funds Released from Economic Recovery Bill Will Support Community-Based Poverty Reduction

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Ohio will receive $38,976,102 in funds for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. The federal funds, which have been released to Ohio from the economic recovery package, support community-based activities to reduce poverty.

“These funds provide community-based assistance to Ohioans facing economic hardship,” said Brown. “During this economic downturn, it’s more important than ever to address and prevent poverty.”

The CSBG program is administered at the federal level by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The $38 million in federal funds will be released to the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD), which will in turn allocate them to Ohio’s 52 eligible community action agencies.

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