Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced this week that over $2.5 million in grants for victim service agencies to support victims of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence during the COVID-19 pandemic have been issued.
The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act federal grant program.
Administered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services, the grant program is the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children.
In total, 42 grants were awarded to 40 local agencies in 35 counties.
Receiving grants in our region were:
Crossroads Crisis Center in Allen County
Auglaize County Crisis Center
Open Arms in Hancock County and
Concerned Citizens Against Violence Against Women in Marion County.