Rep. Huffman Congratulates Darke County For Earning Safety Capital Grant
Grants will help fund public safety projects in local communities

State Representative Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) today congratulated Darke County for being named a recipient of the Local Government Safety Capital Grant funds.

Initiated by the Ohio House of Representatives and included in the state operating budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, these grants can be used to help fund public safety projects in local communities throughout Ohio.

Local governments could apply for the grants for eligible projects, but the funding must be used for purchasing vehicles, equipment, facilities and/or systems utilized by police, fire, and/or EMS providers to enhance public safety.

“The state is helping local governments, in particular Darke County, in funding the much-needed fire and police protection,” said Rep. Huffman.

The grant will be used to integrate to the MARCS communication system. The current structure is outdated and has become difficult to maintain, which is why the funding will be used to purchase a new communications tower.

The Local Government Innovation Council administers the program.

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