Local agencies, government offices receive CARES grant funding


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COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday announced the distribution of $4.6 million in grant funding to 140 Ohio law enforcement agencies, courts, victim service groups, probation and parole departments and corrections facilities as part of the Ohio Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program.

“With this funding, we’re able to help those working in criminal justice fields effectively and safely carry out their law enforcement duties and help victims of crime,” said DeWine. “These grants will help with the financial burden the pandemic has caused and help prevent spread of this devastating virus.”

Allen County entities will share in $248,448.12 in grant funds. The WORTH Center is to receive $58,002.66. The general division of common pleas court is set to receive $88,889.58 for the purchase of COVID-19 equipment and supplies, while the juvenile division will get $13,000.

The county’s Crime Victim Services office is set to receive $43,515 while the Crossroads Crisis Center is earmarked for $43,049.14.

Auglaize County will get a total of $9,605.25 in grant funding, with $7,772 going to the Auglaize County jail and $1,833.25 to the New Bremen Police Department

Hardin County received $26,151.55, Of that total the county juvenile/probate court is earmarked for $12,912.36 and the sheriff’s office is to receive $13,239.19.

In Putnam County the sheriff’s office is set to receive $65,247.65, while the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office is earmarked for $14,685.98.

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