CARES Act funds distributed to area counties

By J Swygart

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced more than $1.6 million in grant funding to 47 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.

The funding is administered by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, as part of the CARES Act to support agencies in taking measures to help prevent the spread of, prepare for, and respond to the spread of COVID-19.

In Allen County six projects were funded at a cost of $277,151. Those included:

• WORTH Center, $58,002 for emergency supplies;

• Allen County Common Pleas Court Juvenile division, $88,880 for supplies and equipment;

• Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, Inc. $28,703 for emergency supplies;

• Allen County Common Pleas Court, $13,000 for emergency supplies;

• Crime Victim Services Crime, $45,516 for a CVS COVID responder; and

• Crossroads Crisis Center, $43,049 for COVID-19 supplies and hazard pay.

In Auglaize County the sheriff’s office was awarded $7,772 for inmate housing at the county jail, while the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office received $65,247 for COVID-19 relief.

Hardin County received $26,151 for two projects: $12,912 for the juvenile/probate court and $13,239 for the sheriff’s office.

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office also received funding in the amount of $14,685.

By J Swygart

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