Cuyahoga County gives early approval to millions of dollars in COVID-19 stimulus spending

May 16, 2022 — Members of Cuyahoga County Council gave early approval, through several committees Monday, to spend part of the $240 million in COVID-19 stimulus money allocated to the county through the American Rescue Plan Act.

The county’s community development committee, which is chaired by Cheryl Stephens, unanimously voted to approve spending $2.5 million to stabilize the Cuyahoga River hillside known as Irishtown Bend and $19.4 million to provide affordable broadband to tens of thousands of county residents.