Allen County EMA to apply for federal grant

LIMA — The Allen County Emergency Management Agency will apply for a yearly grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency as well as the Ohio EMA after approval from Allen County Commissioners Thursday.

The Emergency Management Performance Grant provides reimbursement for up to 50 percent of agency expenses, such as salaries and equipment, with a maximum award of $83,000.

“We’re always looking for grant opportunities to help balance our budget,” Allen County EMA Director Tom Berger said.