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Department of Justice awards more than $4.1 million to public safety agencies

Posted at 6:41 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 06:40:55-04

BALTIMORE — The Department of Justice has awarded more than $4.1 million to help public safety agencies in Maryland respond to the challenges from COVID-19, as part of the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program.

“These resources will help support law enforcement agencies’ efforts to promote public safety as they face extraordinary challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur.

Funds may be used to hire personnel, pay overtime costs, cover protective equipment and supplies, address correctional inmates’ medical needs, and defray expenses related to the distribution of resources to hard-hit areas, among other activities.

Grant funds may be applied retroactively to January 20, 2020, subject to federal supplanting rules.