The FY 2018-19 biennium budget allocated $4 million per year for continuation of the Strong Families, Safe Communities program. Now in its fifth year, the program followed the competitive opportunity process and generated 11 funded projects for FY 2018-19.
Proposals were scored at the end of FY 2017 by a committee of staff members from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), including one parent peer support leader and three youth peer support leaders. Below are the awarded project areas and a summary description of each project. Scroll down on the page for maps from previous fiscal years.