DeWine signs State Budget to invest in Ohio’s future

first_imgHomeNewsDeWine signs State Budget to invest in Ohio’s future PreviousSSCC, SSU announce new degree pathway in Occupational TherapyNextKitten fosters needed Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Austin Rust-On July 18, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Am. Sub. House Bill 166, passing Ohio’s general operating budget for the fiscal year 2020 to 2021 into law. The budget will include significant investments in eight critical areas, all made to build a stronger future for Ohio.“I am proud that this budget will significantly impact the lives of Ohioans through its unprecedented investments,” said Governor DeWine in an official release. “It lays the groundwork for a better Ohio for generations to come. This budget will lead to healthier children, stronger families, safer communities, an enhanced workforce, and a more prosperous Ohio, while also providing significant tax relief for every Ohio taxpayer and regulatory relief for Ohio businesses.”The new state budget – Am. Sub. House Bill 166 – was approved with bi-partisan support from both the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate. Governor DeWine’s goal – and the goal of this budget – is to make wise investments that will impact Ohio’s future in a positive way. These investments come in the form of targeted resources provided to the following eight critical areas: children and families, the education system in Ohio, the workforce, local communities, the environment, and mental health and addiction recovery efforts.In the area of children and families, for example, the following investments are to be made:First, Ohio’s operating budget will invest an additional $20 million – for a total of nearly $70 million – in home visiting programs, which are proven to help lower infant mortality rates, increase kindergarten readiness, and improve parenting skills.Second, an additional $24.4 million will be invested through the Department of Developmental Disabilities to expand eligibility and provide more children (including those affected by toxic lead exposure and neonatal abstinence) with early intervention services and care coordination.Third, $25 million has been set aside to make sure that more of Ohio’s children and families are safe from lead exposure, through funds to remediate lead contamination, demolish lead-blighted homes, increase the supply of lead hazard control workers, and create a lead abatement tax credit worth up to $10,000 for costs related to home lead abatement.Fourth, more than $208 million in additional state and federal funding will be spent to improve the quality of Ohio’s publicly-funded childcare system. This funding will help recruit qualified educators and offer equal access to quality childcare settings for more of Ohio’s children. $10 million will be spent to assist childcare providers with resources to become quality-rated.Fifth, the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library program will be established through a $5 million fund to provide all Ohio children with a book every month for the first five years of their lives.Sixth, the state’s investment in children services will be more than doubled, with an additional $220 in funding to be provided over the next two years. Investments include $70 million more to the State Child Protective Allocation, $25 million to prevent custody relinquishment for Ohio’s highest-need children, $5 million for foster and kinship family recruitment and engagement efforts, and $8.5 million to establish a Kinship Navigator Program in Ohio.Seventh, a $12 million investment will expand the Ohio START (Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma) program to 30 additional counties. The program offers critical services to parents struggling with substance use disorder, and provides support to children who aretraumatized due to parental addiction.Eighth, a $675 million investment will fund the creation of a new Student Wellness and Success Fund, which will promote student health, mental wellbeing, and academic success via mental health counseling, physical health services, mentoring, after-school programs, and more.Ninth, Ohio’s schools will be provided with evidence-based prevention curricula and prevention education for personnel through a $20 million investment. This will be done in partnership with Ohio’s local Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Boards to prevent the next drug epidemic.Tenth, Ohio’s Federal School Lunch, Federal School Breakfast, and Child and Adult Food Programs will be expanded through an additional $60 million in federal funds to improve the nutrition of Ohio’s children and adults. These programs reimburse schools, childcare centers, after-school programs, and adult day centers for providing nutritious meals and snacks.Eleventh, an investment will be made to provide the Ohio Homeland Security Safer Schools Tip Line to all schools in Ohio. The goal of the safety tip line, along with additional investments in social media analytics tools, is to make Ohio’s schools safer for students, teachers, and staff.Twelfth, $11.5 million has been set aside to provide flexible crisis stabilization services meant to help meet the needs of individuals and families as they arise, and provide local communities with funds to cover the cost of services and support not covered by Medicaid. A further $9.2 million will be directed to Ohio’s county mental health and recovery boards to develop standardized and quality crisis access, with mobile response teams and an improved crisis service network.Thirteenth, an investment of $4 million will improve care coordination and provide support for families with children in crisis through the Strong Families, Safe Communities program. This program is designed for children who present a risk to themselves, their families, or others because of a mental illness or developmental delay. Care coordination and crisis intervention services provided through this program can quickly stabilize a child’s health, and support for families in this program lessens the risk of any harm being done, while keeping them together.Fourteenth, $4.4 million will be invested through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities to provide tele-psychiatry, respite services, and increase provider capacity to support the families of youth with complex needs. These investments are intended to improve overall outcomes by preventing or reducing out-of-home placements for youth.Fifteenth, additional services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder will be funded through $28 million in investments. The newly-funded services will endeavor to keep children with their families, and prevent the need for out-of-home care.Sixteenth, a $4 million fund will provide individualized services and support to children with multi-systems needs, and their families. Through the Cabinet’s Family-Centered Services and Supports project, non-clinical assistance is provided to children challenged with multi-systems needs and their families, up to age 21. A major goal of the project is for the children to be able to remain in their own homes, rather than entering institutional care or custody of a public agency.Seventeenth, $18 million is set aside for multi-system youth innovation, serving children with complex needs who may be at risk of custody relinquishment. Through this investment, families and their children will be provided the services they require at or near their homes.Eighteenth, an investment of $25 million will provide services to multi-system youth who are in Ohio’s public children services agencies, or who are at risk of entering children services.Lastly, an additional $11.4 will be spent over the next two years to support transition-aged youth who are exiting foster care. The Ohio Bridges program, which provides guidance, support, and services tailored to the unique needs of each member, is available to young adults (between the ages of 18 to 20) who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood. The program is designed to help former foster youth become successful, self-sufficient adults, and will be strengthened.This information was a summary of new investments made in the children and families section of Ohio’s new general operating budget, signed into law July 18 by Governor Mike DeWine.For more information, including fact sheets detailing all of the major investments made in other sections of Ohio’s new budget for the 2020 – 2021 fiscal year, visit Top Searches Top Searches Richard SeasSeaman OhioPARK FOR OLIV center_img On July 18, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Am. Sub. House Bill 166, passing Ohio’s general operating budget for the fiscal year 2020 to 2021 into law. The budget will include significant investments in eight critical areas, all made to build a stronger future for Ohio. (Provided photo) DeWine signs State Budget to invest in Ohio’s futureBudget provides targeted resources to children and families, education, the workforce, local communities, the environment, and mental health and addiction recovery effortsJuly 30, 2019Mark CarpenterNews, Top Stories0 Powered By 10 Sec Best Carrot Cake Ever NextStay Best Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGMama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Melt and Soften ButterNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. 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