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Body Armor Grants Awarded

Since its inception in fiscal year 2018, the Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Program – administered by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office – has awarded grants exceeding $3.9 million to 426 local law enforcement agencies statewide to purchase body armor vests. Grants awarded in August through November 2019 reached 63 agencies and totaled $345,837.

Funding for the program is provided by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation as part of its Safety Intervention Grant Program. With a local match of 25 percent, agencies can receive up to $40,000 from the program. This interactive map locates the agencies that have received funding and the amounts awarded.