This week, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced that Ohio will receive nearly $5.4 billion as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. Another $6.6 billion will be sent to Ohio counties, cities, and townships. (See the eligible funding sources.) In all, 37 Ohio cities and townships and all 88 counties will receive funding.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost criticized the Treasury Department for including in its guidance the ARP’s restriction that forbids states from providing tax relief if they accept the federal funds. A federal judge has ruled that Yost may proceed with his lawsuit challenging Congress’ stipulation that the ARP funding can’t be used, directly or indirectly, to offset state tax cuts. 5/13/2021