Congressman Kildee Announces Federal Grants for Public Safety Throughout Mid-Michigan
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced $198,195 in federal grants to help fund programs designed to reduce crime and improve criminal justice initiatives in mid-Michigan.
Flint Township and Saginaw County received $144,215 and $53,980 respectively from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The JAG program provides federal funding for local initiatives to reduce criminal activity including officer training, mental health programs, crime victim support and witness programs. Funds may also be used for drug and gang task forces, crime prevention and domestic violence programs and other initiatives aimed at reducing crime.
“I am proud to announce these important grants to help make our neighborhoods safer,” said Congressman Kildee. “By improving public safety, we can make our communities and neighborhoods stronger.”
In Congress, Kildee has fought for initiatives to reduce violence and increase public safety. In July, Kildee introduced and voted for the Justice in Policing Act to provide a bold, comprehensive approach to holding police accountable, changing the culture of law enforcement and building trust between law enforcement and our communities. In October 2017, Congressman Kildee announced a $1 million federal grant from the DOJ to help fight violent crime and improve community safety.