Brown Announces More Than $4.2 Million for Food and Shelter Assistance Programs

Economic Recovery Funds to Increase Access to Food, Shelter Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Ohio will receive $4,297,456 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that will provide food and shelter assistance.  The federal funds, which have been released to Ohio from the economic recovery package, will be used to provide mass shelter, mass feeding, and one-month assistance funds to prevent people from being evicted due to mortgage, rent, and utility payments.

“We have an obligation to ensure Ohioans have access to food and shelter,” said Brown.  “During these challenging economic times, it is crucial that we provide assistance to those who need it, and this funding will do just that.”

Ohio will receive this funding through FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program.  The funds can be used for a range of services that include shelter and feeding programs, food distribution programs, financial assistance to people at risk of being evicted, and transition services for those moving from shelters to more permanent housing. 

FEMA will allocate these funds based on a formula that incorporates measures of unemployment and poverty for cities and counties across Ohio.  Although not all communities will receive funding based on this formula, the State Set-Aside Program will award funding to localities that have undergone sudden increases in unemployment and homelessness.                                                     

A full county-by-county report of the funding allocations is listed below.


County                                                   Grant Amount
Columbus/Fairfield, Franklin Counties          $415,331
Adams County                                           $13,624
Allen County                                              $41,956
Ashland County                                          $22,568
Ashtabula County                                       $43,801
Athens County                                           $21,119
Belmont County                                         $22,349
Brown County                                            $18,596
Butler County                                            $122,856
Carroll County                                           $11,904
Champaign County                                    $15,573
Clark County                                            $51,390
Columbiana County                                   $43,562
Coshocton County                                     $16,543
Crawford County                                       $21,640
Cuyahoga County                                     $483,399
Defiance County                                       $17,919
Delaware County                                      $45,156
Erie County                                              $35,504
Fulton County                                          $21,567
Gallia County                                           $10,028
Greene County                                         $53,308
Guernsey County                                      $18,773
Hamilton County                                       $264,069
Hardin County                                          $11,727
Harrison County                                        $5,879
Henry County                                           $14,322
Highland County                                       $17,220
Hocking County                                        $11,862
Holmes County                                        $10,466
Huron County                                           $32,460
Jackson County                                        $14,156
Jefferson County                                      $25,758
Lawrence County                                      $17,700
Licking County                                         $56,633
Lorain County                                          $123,482
Lucas County                                           $202,307
Mahoning County                                     $96,838
Marion County                                         $25,528
Meigs County                                          $9,997
Miami County                                          $39,413
Monroe County                                        $5,410
Montgomery County                                 $221,894
Morgan County                                        $6,525
Morrow County                                         $14,124
Muskingum County                                  $36,369
Noble County                                          $5,525
Ottawa County                                        $21,317
Paulding County                                      $8,933
Perry County                                          $15,417
Pickaway County                                     $19,117
Pike County                                           $12,290
Portage County                                      $63,680
Preble County                                        $16,855
Richland County                                     $52,307
Ross County                                          $30,813
Sandusky County                                   $27,300
Scioto County                                        $29,625
Seneca County                                      $24,256
Stark County                                         $142,453
Summit County                                      $200,348
Trumbull County                                    $91,918
Van Wert County                                    $15,115
Vinton County                                        $5,921
Warren County                                      $65,504
Washington County                                $20,108
Williams County                                    $18,065
Wood County                                        $51,744
Wyandot County                                    $10,288
State Set-Aside Committee, OH               $515,952
Ohio Total                                            $4,297,456

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