Grant funding available for law enforcement

Grant funding available for law enforcement
Vivien McClain

Gov. Mike DeWine


Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced 114 local law-enforcement agencies, courts and service providers have been awarded nearly $6 million to support the fight against COVID-19 during the second round of Ohio’s Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding grant program.

“This second round of funding will help local courts from across the state purchase a variety of remote technology and personal protection equipment such as Plexiglas shields to keep personnel safe,” DeWine said.

DeWine announced the availability of the grant funding on April 29. The funding will be 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.

On July 9 DeWine announced local law-enforcement agencies, probation and parole offices, local courts, victim service providers, and adult, juvenile and community corrections agencies were awarded $2 million in the first round of funding to support the fight against COVID-19.

To date, OCJS has funded more than 175 projects to respond to, prevent the spread of and prepare for COVID-19, totaling $7,966,816.03.

OCJS is still accepting applications on a continual basis while funding is available, and there is no cap. For more information, including the list of awardees, visit

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