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Eastgate awarded $400,000 for COVID-19 response efforts

The agency will use the money to focus on developing a strategic response plan to mitigate future disruptions in material supply chains.
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U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan says Eastgate Regional Council of Governments in Youngstown has been awarded $400,000 in a CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant.

WASHINGTON — Eastgate Regional Council of Governments in Youngstown has been awarded $400,000 in a CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland said Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization in Akron also will receive $400,000.

These grants are being awarded through the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA). They will be used to update and fortify programs that are helping communities respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments program will focus on developing a strategic response plan to mitigate future disruptions in material supply chains. The grant will support growth of the logistics, electric vehicle transportation and advanced manufacturing technologies sectors, with an emphasis on workforce development and infrastructure.

The CARES Act provides EDA with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization program will focus on creating an economic recovery and resiliency plan, including in the manufacturing, health care and information technology sectors.