OHIO – Gov. Dewine said that he doesn’t know quite yet what Ohio fairs will look like, but has changed some requirements for needed grants.
“This year, however, we don’t yet know what Ohio’s fairs will look like, but we do know the costs incurred by the fair boards continue.
Today, I’m announcing that this year, the ODA will waive the requirement that Agricultural Societies must put up matching funds in order to receive $50,000 facilities grants.”
Dewine said that fairs that qualify will still have this money to put toward improvements, even if the local match isn’t available. Fair managers have until May 30th to apply via the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s website.
Less than two weeks ago Ohio BWC board of directors approved to send up to $1.6 billion in dividends to Ohio employers. This dividend is intended to ease the impact of COVID-19 on Ohio’s business community and the economy.
The first round of checks are now being mailed to employers who can invest that money into the needs of their businesses. A total of more than 170,000 checks will be mailed over the next five days.