Specter, Casey Announce Over $540,000 in Justice Grants for 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 $546,759 to 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 government 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 Central Pennsylvania includes:

STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH    $23,512
CLEARFIELD BOROUGH    $11,756
DU BOIS CITY    $16,706
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP    $31,762
LOCK HAVEN CITY    $11,344
RIDGWAY BOROUGH    $20,006
PUNXSUTAWNEY BOROUGH    $16,706
COAL TOWNSHIP    $22,068
MILTON BOROUGH    $12,994
MOUNT CARAMEL BOROUGH    $18,975
SHAMOKIN CITY    $25,781
SUNBURY CITY    $51,355
ALTOONA CITY    $126,841
ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP    $15,881
LOGAN TOWNSHIP    $27,637
MAHONING TOWNSHIP    $25,781
SELINSGROVE BOROUGH    $43,105
MIFFLIN COUNTY    $44,549
REGIONAL TOTAL    $546,759
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