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Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:11

$6.4 Million in Federal Funds Awarded To Support Anti-Drug Efforts in Michigan

(ST. CLAIR COUNTY) -- Governor Rick Snyder says that criminal justice agencies across the state will receive $6.4 million in federal grants to strengthen anti-drug and crime fighting efforts. The funding is made possible through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program and the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program. Byrne JAG funds support all aspects of the criminal justice system and those agencies receiving funding will have until September 30, 2013 to spend their awards. Locally, the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department will receive $50,000 through the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program. The Port Huron Police Department has been awarded a $50,000 Byrne JAG grant for Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety. Byrne grants are named in honor of New York City Police Department Officer Edward Byrne, who was fatally shot by drug traffickers in 1988.