Specter, Casey Announce Over $17 Million in Justice Grants for Philadelphia Area

WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senators Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) today announced the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $17,478,542 to the Philadelphia area through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). The funding was included in the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

“This funding will have tremendous impact on local communities by enhancing safety through advanced law enforcement programs and criminal justice initiatives,” said Senator Specter. “I am pleased that the economic stimulus package will benefit these vital projects to prevent and control crime in Pennsylvania.”

“These grants will help state and local law enforcement agencies support activities that ensure the safety of their citizens,” said Senator Casey.  “One of the objectives of the recovery plan is to help governments revitalize their communities, and these funds will help make communities safer.”

The Byrne program is a grant program designed to help state and local governments control and prevent crime and further develop the criminal justice system.

For more information on Byrne grants, please visit: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/jag.html

The complete distribution of Byrne grants to the Philadelphia area includes:

CONSHOHOCKEN BOROUGH    $13,612
HATBORO BOROUGH    $12,581
LANSDALE BOROUGH    $20,418
NORRISTOWN BOROUGH    $312,257
PENNSBURG BOROUGH    $12,994
POTTSTOWN BOROUGH    $121,892
SOUDERTON BOROUGH    $16,293
ABINGTON TOWNSHIP    $37,124
CHELTENHAM TOWNSHIP    $69,299
HATFIELD TOWNSHIP    $13,406
HORSHAM TOWNSHIP    $10,519
LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP    $40,012
LOWER POTTSGROVE TOWNSHIP    $12,375
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP    $15,468
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP    $10,725
TOWAMENCIN TOWNSHIP    $12,375
UPPER DUBLIN TOWNSHIP    $35,062
UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP    $18,562
UPPER MORELAND TOWNSHIP    $17,531
WEST NORRITON TOWNSHIP    $23,512
WEST POTTSGROVE TOWNSHIP    $20,418
WHITEMARSH TOWNSHIP    $13,200
WHITPAIN TOWNSHIP    $13,612
READING CITY    $554,596
WEST READING BOROUGH    $14,643
BERN TOWNSHIP    $12,994
CUMRU TOWNSHIP    $12,581
EXETER TOWNSHIP    $13,818
MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP    $15,468
BRISTOL BOROUGH    $22,481
DOYLESTOWN BOROUGH    $10,519
MORRISVILLE BOROUGH    $23,512
QUAKERTOWN BOROUGH    $22,275
BENSALEM TOWNSHIP    $77,549
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP    $74,867
DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP    $13,406
FALLS TOWNSHIP    $41,249
HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP    $18,562
LOWER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP    $37,124
MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP    $38,981
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP    $20,625
WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP    $29,699
WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP    $26,812
COATESVILLE CITY    $87,036
DOWNINGTOWN BOROUGH    $18,562
KENNETT SQUARE BOROUGH    $16,706
OXFORD BOROUGH    $15,468
PHOENIXVILLE BOROUGH    $31,556
WEST CHESTER BOROUGH    $72,392
CALN TOWNSHIP    $31,143
EAST BRANDYWINE TOWNSHIP    $11,550
EAST FALLOWFIELD TOWNSHIP    $10,106
TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP    $15,056
UWCHLAN TOWNSHIP    $14,643
WEST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP    $30,318
WEST WHITELAND TOWNSHIP    $11,137
WESTTOWN TOWNSHIP    $21,656
BROOKHAVEN BOROUGH    $11,962
CHESTER CITY    $590,483
CLIFTON HEIGHTS BOROUGH    $29,906
COLLINGDALE BOROUGH    $65,380
COLWYN BOROUGH    $11,962
DARBY BOROUGH    $221,096
EAST LANSDOWNE BOROUGH    $15,675
EDDYSTONE BOROUGH    $21,037
FOLCROFT BOROUGH    $29,081
GLENOLDEN BOROUGH    $17,325
LANSDOWNE BOROUGH    $32,174
MEDIA BOROUGH    $10,725
PROSPECT PARK BOROUGH    $15,468
SHARON HILL BOROUGH    $19,593
TRAINER BOROUGH    $11,756
YEADON BOROUGH    $60,843
ASTON TOWNSHIP    $18,562
CHESTER TOWNSHIP    $39,599
DARBY TOWNSHIP    $10,519
HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP    $15,468
NETHER PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP    $13,200
RADNOR TOWNSHIP    $21,450
RIDLEY TOWNSHIP    $42,280
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP    $16,912
TINICUM TOWNSHIP    $18,356
UPPER CHICHESTER TOWNSHIP    $42,280
UPPER DARBY TOWNSHIP    $188,509
PHILADELPHIA CITY    $13,544,604
REGIONAL TOTAL    $17,478,542

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