COLUMBUS – State Rep. Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison) encourages Hamilton County non-profits, law enforcement agencies, and local government entities to apply for the Community Violence Prevention Grant Program.
The program will grant $20 million to help protect victims of violent crime and prevent future violence. The grants cover a variety of projects, such as peer support, local crisis response teams, trauma recovery programs, and more.
“We allocated these funds with the intent to uphold and protect public safety,” Abrams said. “This program is a productive, supportive way to achieve these goals.”
The funding stems from House Bill 169, which appropriated $250 million in federal funds toward various public safety programs such as this. Though federally funded, the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) will administer these grants to the entities receiving them.
Applications are open and are due by November 1, 2022 at 5 p.m. Applicants may apply for up to 24 months of funding. For more information on application criteria and to apply, click here.