From Ohio History Central
FERA permitted states, including Ohio, to fund relief programs for their citizens. In 1934 alone, Ohio spent more than eighty-two million dollars on relief programs. Much of this money—approximately seventy million dollars—came from FERA. During FERA's three years of existence (1933-1935), Ohio received over 171 million dollars from the government. In Ohio, the State Relief Commission was responsible for distributing the federal government monies. The Federal Emergency Relief Administration greatly assisted Ohioans and other Americans in coping with the Great Depression. Unfortunately, FERA and other government programs fell short of ending the Great Depression. World War II and the millions of jobs that resulted from it finally ended the Great Depression during the early 1940s.
[[Category:Great Depression and World War II]][[Category:Reform]]