COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Local Government Innovation Council will begin accepting applications for the second round of the Local Government Safety Capital Grant Program. Initiated by the Ohio House of Representatives and included in the state operating budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, these grants can help to fund public safety projects in local communities throughout Ohio, including those in the 3rd House District.
Funding for eligible projects must be used for purchasing vehicles, equipment, facilities and/or systems utilized by police, fire, and/or EMS providers to enhance public safety. The total request amount for projects is $100,000 per individual political subdivision.
“Keeping our communities safe is a top priority for me,” Rep. Gavarone said. “Our safety professionals can use this funding to continue the excellent work they do in our communities.”
The first round of the application process began in February of this year, with awards being made in May. Applications for the second round must be submitted online and will be accepted October 31, 2016 through January 6, 2017. The date for when the approved grants will be announced is to be determined, with the Local Government Innovation Council as the final approver of all grants.
More information on the application process can be found here: www.development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_lgscgp.htm.