Category: County Budget

October 23, 2020

Budish administration makes major decision on remaining $100 million of CARES Act funds

In the spring, Cuyahoga County received $215 million in federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act. These dollars were a part of a $2.2 trillion overall relief package passed by Congress and signed by the president. The dollars came with strict language and guidance from...

October 6, 2020

HHSA Committee approves contracts, hears about effect of pandemic on homeless

The Cuyahoga County Council Health, Human Services and Aging committee reconvened for the first time since July due to a planned Council break. The meeting focused on four contracts presented for consideration. The first was an extension of a contract with Case Western Reserve University for the First Year Cleveland Initiative. The contract duration was...

July 13, 2020

Cuyahoga County HHSA Committee approves emergency assistance contracts in June meetings

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging Committee met twice during the month of June. In both meetings, they discussed emergency assistance for children and families who may find themselves in need due to crisis. Seventy-nine percent of the contract is funded with federal dollars and 21 percent comes from county health and human...

May 29, 2020

Cuyahoga County Executive promotes county loan buying program, updates about small business loans

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings. The weekly briefing of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health on May 29 began with Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish honoring the dean of the Case Western University Medical School, Dr. Pamela Davis, who is stepping down...

April 27, 2020

What to watch for: The effect of the pandemic on Cuyahoga County’s finances

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health and economic fabric of the State of Ohio, the United States, and the world. Labeled by policy experts as “an economic catastrophe,”[1] the crisis has impacted finances and services at each level of government, including the county level. In this post, we will examine the fiscal picture...

April 17, 2020

County flags to fly at half-staff in honor of COVID-19 victims, grants and loans announced for small businesses

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) briefing on Friday, April 17, starting by ordering that flags on county building will fly at half staff in honor of those...

March 2, 2020

17 Counties Have Health and Social Services Levies on the Primary Ballot 

In the 2020 primary election, voters in 17 counties will have the opportunity to support health and social services by voting on multiple property tax levies. Most of the levies on the ballot this spring are renewals, but several communities are seeking increases or additional levies. Two communities where additional levies to support developmental disabilities...

February 4, 2020

Cuyahoga County HHSA committee approves contracts for foster care and senior services

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) committee met January 22 to discuss two contract-approval requests for the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and one contract-extension request for the Department of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS). Cuyahoga County is currently dealing with a significant increase in the number of children in...