Public Safety Grant Awarded To Area Entities

The Missouri Governor’s Office has announced that $5 million in grant funding has been approved for law enforcement, fire service, and EMS providers in class three counties across the state for new equipment. A 50 percent match was required for the award. The funding comes from Missouri’s portion of American Rescue Plan Act funds. The Missouri Department of Public Safety is the grant administrator.

Some local grants awarded included just over $39,000 to the Grand River Regional Ambulance District, just over $168,000 to the Community Ambulance District of Daviess County, $148,450 to the Cameron Ambulance District, just over $15,000 to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, nearly $10,000 to the City of Chillicothe Emergency Management Agency, and $13,000 to the Andrew County Sheriff’s Department.

Grant-funded equipment includes patrol vehicles, mobile data terminals, body cameras, firefighter turnout gear, extrication equipment, ambulances, cardiac monitors, pediatric resuscitation devices, and emergency communications radios.