Lake County receives $100,000 in Homeland Security border funding

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Lake County receives $100,000 in Homeland Security border funding

News-Herald – Lake County, along with six other counties, will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to protect Ohio’s northern border.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod, D-Ohio, who made the announcement, said the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Operation Stonegarden program is aimed at enhancing cooperation and coordination among local, tribal, territorial, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

“Protecting both our northern and southern borders is key to ensuring our national security and keeping Ohioans safe,” Brown said. “These funds will help strengthen national preparedness and antiterrorism efforts in Ohio’s northern counties.”

The award to Ohio totals $657,593 and Lake County will receive $100,000, Brown said.

Lake County Sheriff Daniel A. Dunlap said the dollars would come to his office to support the Northern Border Initiative, which is part of Operation Stonegarden.

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