Specter, Casey Announce Over $4.2 Million in Justice Grants for Southwestern 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 $4,233,616 to Southwestern 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 Southwestern Pennsylvania includes:

BALDWIN BOROUGH    $11,756
BRENTWOOD BOROUGH    $14,231
CARNEGIE BOROUGH    $14,437
CASTLE SHANNON BOROUGH    $12,994
CHURCHILL BOROUGH    $15,468
CLAIRTON CITY    $36,093
CORAOPOLIS BOROUGH    $35,268
DORMONT BOROUGH    $34,443
DUQUESNE CITY    $57,543
ETNA BOROUGH    $14,231
HOMESTEAD BOROUGH    $39,599
INGRAM BOROUGH    $10,931
MCKEESPORT CITY    $193,871
MCKEES ROCKS BOROUGH    $29,081
MONROEVILLE MUNICIPALITY    $57,955
MOUNT OLIVER BOROUGH    $35,681
PITTSBURGH CITY    $2,127,018
RANKIN BOROUGH    $11,756
SWISSVALE BOROUGH    $39,806
TARENTUM BOROUGH    $15,468
WEST HOMESTEAD BOROUGH    $10,519
WILKINSBURG BOROUGH    $105,598
ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP    $20,831
HARRISON TOWNSHIP    $12,994
KENNEDY TOWNSHIP    $14,850
MOON TOWNSHIP    $15,262
MOUNT LEBANON TOWNSHIP    $33,824
NORTH VERSAILLES TOWNSHIP    $27,843
PENN HILLS TOWNSHIP    $99,411
ROBINSON TOWNSHIP    $18,768
ROSS TOWNSHIP    $27,018
SHALER TOWNSHIP    $12,581
SOUTH FAYETTE TOWNSHIP    $25,162
STOWE TOWNSHIP    $15,468
ALIQUIPPA CITY    $41,868
AMBRIDGE BOROUGH    $19,387
BEAVER FALLS CITY    $59,399
MONACA BOROUGH    $11,756
ROCHESTER BOROUGH    $11,550
CENTER TOWNSHIP    $16,087
BUTLER CITY    $69,092
BUFFALO TOWNSHIP    $15,262
BUTLER TOWNSHIP    $23,306
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP    $27,431
JOHNSTOWN CITY    $90,955
CONNELLSVILLE CITY    $16,087
MASONTOWN BOROUGH    $12,994
UNIONTOWN CITY    $30,937
INDIANA BOROUGH    $35,474
ELLWOOD CITY BOROUGH    $22,068
NEW CASTLE CITY    $122,717
CALIFORNIA BOROUGH    $11,962
CANONSBURG BOROUGH    $18,562
CHARLEROI BOROUGH    $15,056
DONORA BOROUGH    $10,931
MCDONALD BOROUGH    $12,169
WASHINGTON CITY    $67,236
NORTH STRABANE TOWNSHIP    $17,943
SOUTH STRABANE TOWNSHIP    $12,375
ARNOLD CITY    $11,756
GREENSBURG CITY    $20,625
JEANNETTE CITY    $23,512
LATROBE CITY    $16,500
MONESSEN CITY    $46,199
NEW KENSINGTON CITY    $38,362
VANDERGRIFT BOROUGH    $14,437
LOWER BURRELL CITY    $10,312
ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP    $11,550
REGIONAL TOTAL    $4,233,616

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