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Parma Heights Police Department in the running for State Farm financial grant

The top 40 organizations will each receive $25,000.

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — State Farm Insurance is looking to fund community causes across the country, and the Parma Heights Police Department is in the running.

The force's Police And Citizens Together (P.A.C.T.) Unit is up for the State Farm "Neighborhood Assist" grant, which will reward $25,000 to each of the top 40 vote-getters in an online poll. The money will be used to "fund worthwhile projects involved in Education, Safety and Community Development."

Currently, Parma Heights sits at 63rd in the poll. The goal of P.A.C.T. is to bridge "the gap between police and our citizens." Officials say the funds, if earned, would be used to continue P.A.C.T.'s youth program, hold events and parties, and continue to build relationships in the community.

Voting runs through this Thursday, and residents can cast up to 10 online ballots per day with any valid email address. Winners will be announced on Sept. 25.

To vote for Parma Heights or other causes, click here.