YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – There’s some exciting news for the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD).

Working with the Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities and remote support provider SafeInHome, the board has received a $30,000 grant from the state.

It will be split between the three agencies but will all go toward technology for people with disabilities.

“That’s hopefully going to assist with decreasing the need for staffing and increasing individuals’ independence, those with disabilities. So, that’s one of the things we’re hoping for. We’re also hoping to develop a community education center,” said George Gabriel, service and support administrator supervisor.

MCBDD provides support and services to 1,500 people in the Valley, and Portage County Board of Development Disabilities supports 1,000 individuals.