WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Cuyahoga County received $279,950 in funding through a competitive grant program to support crime reduction and prevention services. The federal funds, made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, were allocated through the Department of Justice (DOJ) Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program.

“This is critical investment in the safety and well-being of Cuyahoga County residents,” Brown said. “The economic downturn should not undermine the security of our communities. These funds will help keep the county safe while creating or retaining jobs in the process.”

The economic downturn has caused many counties to slash funding for critical law enforcement programs.  These recovery funds will be used to increase their number of law enforcement partners and expand their efforts to investigate and prosecute fraudulent mortgages within Cuyahoga County.

For more information about recovery funding opportunities, please visit Brown’s recovery Web page HERE.