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Congressman Tim Ryan Announces More Than $312,000 for Northeast Ohio Fire Departments

September 1, 2021
Press Release

Warren, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced $312,000 in federal grant awards to seven fire departments in Northeast Ohio. This funding comes from the Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) Program and the Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grant Program Award, both of which are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  

“I am proud to support our firefighters and help provide the resources to ensure that they are safe and well equipped as they work hard to protect the lives of our families and friends,” said Congressman Ryan. “I will continue to be supportive of both the Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program and the Operations and Safety Grant Programs, and I will continue to advocate for increased funding for these programs and our local fire departments.”

Fire Department                     Program Area                         Grant Amount

Vienna Township                   Operations and Safety            $11,428.57

City of Girard                         Operations and Safety            $22,285.71

Village of Lordstown             Operations and Safety            $97,190.48

Howland Township                Operations and Safety            $47,788.57

City of Ravenna                      Operations and Safety            $44,742.86 

City of Akron                          Fire Prevention and Safety     $67,087.62

City of Kent                            Fire Prevention and Safety     $21,516.19      

Total   $312,040.00 

The awards to the cities of Akron and Kent are part of The Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program allocation of $35.5 million which is available to fire departments and non-profit organizations to strengthen community fire prevention programs and to support scientific research on innovations that improve firefighter safety, health, and wellness.

The Assistance to Firefighters Operations and Safety grants for Ravenna, Howland, Lordstown, Girard, and Vienna are part of a $319.5 million to an estimated 2,000 eligible first-responder organizations that need support to improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.