Brings Total to $700,000 for Local Law Enforcement Block Grants
Frankfort, KY – Lieutenant Governor Stephen B. Pence, who also serves as The Justice Cabinet Secretary, is proud to announce Kentucky has been awarded an additional $493,199 in Local Law Enforcement Block Grants. These awards will go directly to the thirteen urban police departments listed below.
Monday, Pence announced the state had received $205,989, which will be distributed to 49 smaller police and sheriff’s departments across the state. Kentucky has now received $699,188 in Local Law Enforcement Block Grant from the federal government.
The grants announced today will be awarded straight to the thirteen municipalities listed here. The money will be used for things like ammunition, helicopter equipment and other police gear.
“Police officers face many hazards on a daily basis and deserve the best equipment to fight crime in their communities,” says Pence. “These grants will help our local police departments equip their officers with state of the art gear. I strongly support getting Kentucky’s law enforcement officers and deputies what they need to protect the public.”
The money comes from The Local Law Enforcement Block Grant fund. The award amount is based on crime statistics, as reported by local agencies. The program provides funds to departments to assist with projects that reduce crime and improve public safety.
LOCAL LAW ENFORCMENT BLOCK GRANTS
GIVEN DIRECTLY TO MAJOR MUNICIPALITIES
Campbell County/Newport $13,343
Christian County/Hopkinsville $12,667
Franklin County/Frankfort $10,500
Henderson County/Henderson $23,445
Hopkins County/Madisonville $10,400
Kenton County/Covington $42,575
Lexington/Fayette County $107,063
Louisville/Jefferson County $209,016
Madison County/Richmond $11,752
McCracken County $11,514
Warren County/Bowling Green $19,050