Virginia Awarded Federal Funds for Safe Neighborhoods

July 23, 2010

Virginia will receive two federal grants totaling $261,000 for a project designed to reduce gun and gang crime.

Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner announced the funding from the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance on Thursday. The grants will be used to support Virginia's Project Safe Neighborhoods.

A $167,317 grant will go to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. The agency will award sub-grants to agencies in the Eastern District.

A $94,051 grant was awarded to the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police to address gun and gang crime in the Western District.

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