Fire grant bill could benefit Oberlin College

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Fire grant bill could benefit Oberlin College

Chronicle Telegram – College dormitories could become a little safer if Congress passes a law that would authorize funds to provide competitive matching grants to install sprinklers, fire alarms and other fire prevention mechanisms in student housing, according to two members of Congress from Northeast Ohio.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon, and U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Cleveland, Monday announced that they will reintroduce the Stephanie Tubbs Jones College Fire Prevention Act, which was first introduced in the House of Representatives by the late congresswoman Tubbs Jones of Cleveland in 2009. The program will provide competitive matching grants that will fund up to half of the installation costs, with priority given to applicants that demonstrate the greatest financial need…

“Students at Ohio’s world class colleges and universities deserve to live in a safe environment,” Brown said in a news release. “This legislation will improve the safety and housing conditions of college students in Ohio — and throughout the nation.”

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