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Indiana to receive $3.5M from DOJ for anti-crime initiatives

The Department of Justice. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana is set to receive over $3.5 million from the Department of Justice to support community safety efforts, the DOJ announced Friday.

Indianapolis will receive just over $1 million of the grant. Several other cities and counties across the state will receive portions of the funds, as well:

  • Allen County/Fort Wayne — $115,000
  • Anderson — $24,000
  • Bloomington — $46,000
  • Clark County — $11,000
  • Clarksville — $11,000
  • Elkhart city — $49,000
  • Greenwood — $16,000
  • East Chicago — $16,000
  • Evansville — $74,000
  • Franklin — $12,000
  • Gary — $42,000
  • Hammond — $39,000
  • Kokomo — $39,000
  • Lafayette — $35,000
  • Laporte city — $11,000
  • Lawrence — $21,000
  • Marion city — $11,000
  • Michigan City — $20,000
  • Mishawaka — $13,000
  • Muncie — $20,000
  • Richmond — $16,000
  • Shelbyville — $19,000
  • South Bend — $117,000
  • Terre Haute — $33,000

The grant comes from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which is designed to support community safety and justice activities, the DOJ says.

All 50 states, Washington D.C. and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were awarded funds — totalling to nearly $187 million that will be used to combat crime and keep the public safe.

“These awards will help support traditional crime reduction and violence prevention efforts across the country, as well as innovate community violence intervention strategies that increase trust and make communities a full partner in protecting public health and safety,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland.

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