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DeWine Announces New Safety Grant Program

He's committing $4 million in funding to combat violent crime in Ohio

Governor Mike DeWine announced a new grant program on Tuesday, saying $4 million in funding is now available to law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to combat violent crime.

Money allotted through the Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program can be used to create, implement or expand existing violent crime reduction initiatives across the state, according to a release from the governor's office. Funding for the program is included in the state’s two-year operating budget.

When the budget was approved in July, DeWine said the state would set aside $8 million for a new violent crime reduction grant program. His announcement Tuesday marks $4 million that will go toward anything from investigations and focused deterrence, to technology and training necessary to curb violence.

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