US Gives Michigan $6 Million To Fight Drugs, Crime

LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Gov. Rick Snyder says that criminal justice agencies in Michigan are sharing $6 million in federal grants for anti-drug and anti-crime efforts.

Snyder said the grants announced Monday come through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program and the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program, both of which were applied for and awarded to the State of Michigan earlier this year.

“These grants will be used to enhance public safety in our state by combating drug abuse and violence,” Snyder said in a news release. “This funding will help build stronger communities through increased enforcement, prevention and treatment efforts throughout the criminal justice system.”

Byrne grants are named in honor of New York City police Officer Edward Byrne.

Agencies receiving funding have until Sept. 30, 2014, to spend their awards. A complete list of awarded programs is available at this link.

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