State Rep. Sarah Fowler Arthur (R-Geneva-on-the-Lake) encourages chartered veterans service organizations throughout Ashtabula and Geauga Counties to apply for the Veterans Post COVID Safety Grant. The initiative is to assist these groups in safely operating amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ashtabula and Geauga Counties have several local posts that qualify for the grant along with hundreds across the state.
“As a newly-appointed member of the House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committee, I want to begin informing our veterans groups across the 99th of this opportunity,” said Fowler. “The pandemic has affected us all, and our veterans’ organizations are no different. I highly encourage them to look into this program for assistance.”
Under the initiative, each active veterans post is eligible for a $5,000 grant to assist in operating safely during the pandemic emergency. The grant is meant to help with costs for supporting increased sanitation, maintaining social distancing, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other expenses to adhere to the public health orders. The grants are for costs incurred for pandemic purposes between March 1, 2020, and present day.
The funding derives from federal dollars as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) under the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).
For more information and for veterans organizations to apply, please visit https://grants.ohio.gov/fundingopportunities.aspx#funding-opportunities-list.