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Innovation Ohio · May 9, 2021

Celebrating the American Rescue Plan on this Special Mother’s Day — Statement from Desiree Tims

Today, as Ohio celebrates our first Mother’s Day with access to a COVID vaccine, we can also find joy in the many ways the American Rescue Plan is supporting moms and kids.

President Biden’s American Rescue Plan is providing direct relief to hardworking Ohio parents. It’s sending the families of 2,591,800 Ohio children $300 per month, per child. That is real, tangible support when Ohioans need it most.

President Biden’s plan is also helping get Ohio parents back to work. It’s investing about $1.3 billion to help child care programs reopen safely and expand existing COVID-safe care.

Ohio moms deserve the relief of knowing they can trust their children to reliable caregivers while they’re working hard to pay the bills.

Many Americans have also struggled to put food on the table during the COVID pandemic. That’s why the ARP is providing 1,465,000 Ohio families with an extra 15% to spend on food and nutrition through September.

In addition, it ensures that 600,000 Ohio children will have access to school lunches through the summer months. 

On this extra special Mother’s Day, we can be grateful for science, strong leadership, and policies that help support all the incredible moms throughout our state. 

In Solidarity,
Desiree Tims
President & CEO
Innovation Ohio

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