Baltimore City Awarded $762,900 Federal Grant

The funds will be used for crime prevention efforts in the city.

Baltimore City has been awarded more than $762,000 in federal grant money earmarked for violent crime reduction and other public safety activities.

The U.S. Department of Justice grant is part of $6.3 million provided to the state and individual counties and cities in Maryland.

The city's share will be used for community based crime prevention programs, using technology and preserving positions associated with law enforcement,  according to a statement released by Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin.

The grant funding is based on a formula of population and violent crime statistics. Money from the program is used to pay for law enforcement, prosecution, education drug treatment and technology improvements.

Baltimore City received the most funds with $762,900, followed by Prince George's County, which received $432,311 and then Baltimore County, which recieved $360,238.

Dennis.T October 18, 2012 at 08:49 PM
What about us ex felons that can't get a job....look at my point of veiw I think if everybody can work ex felons etc...the number of violence on the street will go down. Its so much violences do to the fact that its so many people thats broke trying to get a job and get turned down, makes a person give up etc..but I understand that we us thats felons put our self in that situation....we deserve a better chance...some of us...i work twojobs i can say im proud.....
Dennis.T October 18, 2012 at 08:51 PM


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