Grants available to support local law enforcement, says Rep. Frank Burns

EBENSBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Local police can receive up to $60,000 in grants to help fight crime, according to a press release from state Rep. Frank Burns.

“As leader of the Blue Lives Matter Caucus in Harrisburg, I’m always looking for ways to support our local law enforcement – whether that’s enacting laws to help them get criminals off the streets, or helping them to pay for equipment and training,” Burns said in the statement. “My office is also always ready to help local police or municipalities apply for grants like these.”

The grant program, Innovating Policing Initiatives, is reported to provide funding to eligible municipalities to support law enforcement accreditation, policy development, training, technologies to support transparency and information sharing. information between law enforcement and communities as well as innovative strategies to fight crime.

The deadline to apply is October 4, and more information can be found on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency website.

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