Specter, Casey Announce Over $2.2 Million in Justice Grants for South Central Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senators Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) today announced the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $2,240,661 to South Central Pennsylvania 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 South Central Pennsylvania includes:

GETTYSBURG BOROUGH    $15,056
LITTLESTOWN BOROUGH    $18,150
HARRISBURG CITY    $483,441
HIGHSPIRE BOROUGH    $14,231
MIDDLETOWN BOROUGH    $15,675
MILLERSBURG BOROUGH    $10,519
STEELTON BOROUGH    $21,450
DERRY TOWNSHIP    $35,268
LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP    $59,399
SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP    $28,256
SWATARA TOWNSHIP    $76,930
CHAMBERSBURG BOROUGH    $89,098
WAYNESBORO BOROUGH    $15,262
COLUMBIA BOROUGH    $18,975
EPHRATA BOROUGH    $12,169
LANCASTER CITY    $302,563
EAST HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP    $12,375
EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP    $20,212
LANCASTER TOWNSHIP    $18,562
MANHEIM TOWNSHIP    $31,349
MILTON BOROUGH    $12,994
MOUNT CARMEL BOROUGH    $18,975
SHAMOKIN CITY    $25,781
SUNBURY CITY    $51,355
COAL TOWNSHIP    $22,068
HANOVER BOROUGH    $19,593
RED LION BOROUGH    $10,519
YORK CITY    $273,276
FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP    $17,118
HELLAM TOWNSHIP    $15,056
NEWBERRY TOWNSHIP    $15,468
LEBANON CITY    $89,098
PALMYRA BOROUGH    $14,437
NORTH CORNWALL TOWNSHIP    $16,706
NORTH LEBANON TOWNSHIP    $27,637
NORTH CODORUS TOWNSHIP    $13,612
PENN TOWNSHIP    $11,344
SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP    $28,256
SPRING GARDEN TOWNSHIP    $20,831
WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP    $29,493
YORK TOWNSHIP    $70,124
MECHANICSBURG BOROUGH    $22,275
EAST PENNSBORO TOWNSHIP    $12,375
CUMBERLAND COUNTY    $20,625
CARLISLE BOROUGH    $27,843
YORK COUNTY    $54,862
REGIONAL TOTAL    $2,240,661


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