OCBC works to advocate for a fair and just children’s agenda that elevates equitable opportunities for all children to thrive. While strides were made in the recently finalized budget, the coalition’s objective to create a better future for all of Ohio’s children persists and we recognize that our work is not finished.
The Ohio Children's Budget Coalition believes that if we continue to collaborate with our established OCBC network, committed to maximizing outcomes for Ohio's children by eliminating silos and moving forward comprehensive, coordinated continuum of services and programs that help children, then we can continue to foster collective support for a child-centered agenda, beyond that of just the state budget, and advance policies and priorities that promote child well-being through the influx of federal dollars.
Rather than pausing our collective work until the next biennium, we believe the OCBC can leverage its unique position and partnership to continue advancing whole child-wellbeing at the state level through advocacy around allocation of the federal funds.
In appreciation of state leaders who fought for child wellbeing in our state's budget, OCBC sent the DeWine Administration and the General Assembly a letter expressing our gratitude and also our commitment to continued collaboration with them to ensure federal relief made available through the American Rescue Plan Act is allocated to build the equitable recovery that every Ohioan deserves.