AG Holder Announces $1 Billion in Grants to Local Law Enforcement
Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the Government will provide $1 billion in grants to local law enforcment.
The announcement was made at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congressional City Conference.
In announcing the funding for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the $1 billion is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and is intended to create jobs as well as enhance public safety.
According to the DOJ COPS website, this is in addition to the $550 million the program got for fiscal year 2009 in the Omnibus Appropriations Act that President Obama signed into law on March 11.
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