State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced state grant funding available to local communities in an effort to strengthen public safety. The funding comes from the state’s Local Government Safety Capital Grant Program and is available for emergency service needs of political subdivisions.

“Public safety is an essential part of keeping our communities strong and able to deliver essential services that taxpayers expect and deserve,” said Rep. Cera. “Local communities have been forced to make do with less in recent years, so I am pleased the state is taking this step to lessen financial obstacles in meeting public safety needs. I urge our local communities to submit applications.”

Cera encourages community entities in the 96th House District – including counties, townships, or municipal corporations, joint EMS districts, fire districts, joint fire districts, fire and ambulance districts, joint police districts or joint ambulance districts – to apply for up to $100,000 for vehicles, equipment, facilities, systems, or emergency medical services needed to enhance public safety.

Cera says that political subdivisions can coordinate efforts to consolidate services, making them eligible for up to $500,000 in grant funding.

On Feb. 16, the online application will be available at 

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