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May 11 2022

COMMISSIONERS GRANT NEARLY $1.4 MILLION TO COMMUNITY HEALTH EQUITY PARTNERS

This morning, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Community Partnership grants to six local community health agencies totaling $1,397,989.  The grants are to be administered by the commissioners’ Community Partnership program, which oversees grants to local agencies that seek to create good-paying jobs for residents and economic development opportunities for businesses, protect the environment, stabilize families and children, and further the community’s access to affordable healthcare.  Specifically, this set of grants supports the commissioner’s equity initiatives by funding agencies that will provide more equitable access to healthcare or positive health outcomes for residents.
 

Apr 13 2022

STATE OF FRANKLIN COUNTY REMAINS STRONG--Commissioners Release Annual Report

The Franklin County Commissioners this morning released their annual State of the County Report, detailing the ways their office works to support Franklin County residents every day and throughout the year.  It’s available online at Report.FranklinCountyOhio.gov.  This year, there is particular focus on supports for families and businesses still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Among other supports, the commissioners’ team made almost $5 million in grants and loans to struggling small businesses last year, provided more than $6 million in rental and mortgage assistance for families, facilitated the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, and distributed more than 8.5 million items of personal protective equipment to local hospitals and other partners.
 

Apr 05 2022

NEW HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR TO BEGIN AT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

The Franklin County Commissioners announced this morning that Laura Repasky would be starting April 18th as Human Resources Director for the board.  Though new to the position, Repasky is not new to the commissioners’ office, having worked there for 11 years and serving since 2018 as the Chief Operating Officer of the commissioners’ largest agency, Job and Family Services.  In the new role, Repasky will be taking over responsibility for employment services, training, and comprehensive human resources for the board’s 14 county agencies and more than 1,400 employees. 
 

Apr 04 2022

COMMISSIONERS KICK OFF NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT MONTH

Each April, counties all over the nation celebrate National County Government Month with information and activities designed to highlight all the ways that county governments are relevant to their residents and positively impact their lives throughout the year.  This year, the national theme is Counties Thrive, and the Franklin County Commissioners will be noting the many ways that they work to serve every Franklin County resident every day, and to help them thrive as we all continue to recover from the pandemic.
 

Mar 24 2022

COMMISSIONERS ANNOUNCE MAJOR NEW CHILD CARE INITIATIVE

The Franklin County commissioners this morning announced a historic new investment in families and local child care providers called Franklin County RISE.  The partnership with Action For Children will invest nearly $23 million over two years to support Franklin County families who are struggling to pay for child care as well as child care providers and staff.  This is the most significant investment ever in the local early childhood learning system, and builds on earlier funding from the City of Columbus.  The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan and is intended to help families who are facing the “benefits cliff” in which they make too much to qualify for Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC) but too little to actually afford child care, as well as the early learning centers and teachers on which they rely.
 

Mar 09 2022

COMMISSIONERS INVEST $4.5 MILLION TO HELP WOMEN OF COLOR JOIN THE TECH SECTOR

On Tuesday, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners committed to developing the county workforce to meet a growing demand for technology jobs, while placing equity at the forefront of their approach. This innovative partnership between the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services and the nationally recognized tech training nonprofit Per Scholas will help train and place 200 low-income women of color on the path to self-sufficiency through good paying jobs.

 

Mar 08 2022

$8 MILLION IN COLUMBUS – FRANKLIN COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE ACCESS

An additional $8 million is now available through the Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Fund to help central Ohio small businesses continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funding will be prioritized for businesses that are located in underserved communities and are minority-, woman- or veteran-owned. Federal funding and support from local resources are meant to protect the small business economy and help entrepreneurship flourish in the region.

Feb 28 2022

COMMISSIONERS ANNOUNCE $2.7 MILLION IN GRANTS

This morning, the Franklin County Commissioners have announced $2.7 million in grants to 88 local nonprofit agencies that serve low-income Franklin County residents. Many nonprofits have struggled mightily during the pandemic, during which they saw a greatly increased demand for services and greatly decreased donations.

Feb 28 2022

OFFICE ON AGING BEGINS NEW OUTREACH FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS

The Franklin County Office on Aging announced this morning a new outreach effort aimed at bringing its resources directly to older residents who may not otherwise be familiar with what the office has to offer.  The new campaign, branded HOPE—Helping Our residents and families with Purposeful Engagement, will be an ongoing effort to support senior residents living independently by letting them know about services that can help them age in-place. HOPE will encompass direct outreach to seniors, families, and caregivers to check in on their health and inform them about services available through the Office on Aging.
 

Feb 08 2022

COUNTY TO PURCHASE BODY CAMERAS FOR SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners this morning unanimously approved a contract to acquire body cameras for each of the county’s 565 certified deputy sheriffs and a policy that will govern their use.  The contract is for just over $2.5 million with WatchGuard Video, and the money to procure the cameras is being made available by the commissioners from the county’s General Fund.
 

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