Four Maryland jurisdictions set to receive federal law enforcement grants
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Andy Harris announced on Wednesday the award of more than $77,000 in federal law enforcement grants to four local jurisdictions in Maryland’s First Congressional District.
We’re told the grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice and the funds will be dispersed through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.
Locally, two jurisdictions will receive funding:
- City of Cambridge: $11,337
- City of Salisbury: $24,726
This funding is distributed for a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime. The Department of Justice says these grant funds can be used for “state and local initiatives”, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of several program areas. These program areas include:
- Law enforcement programs
- Prosecution and court programs
- Prevention and education programs
- Corrections and community corrections programs
- Drug treatment and enforcement programs
- Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs
- Crime victim and witness programs
- Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs
“Despite violent crime on the rise nationwide, some in Congress are still pushing to defund the police. Thankfully, this round of funding will directly fund local police and improve their ability to serve and protect us. I am proud to support our local law enforcement and grants like these have my full support,” said Harris in a statement.