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DOJ announces $1.9M in grants to fight crime in Nevada

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Posted at 10:15 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 01:15:53-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich today announced $1,957,208 in Department of Justice grants to fight and prevent violent crime in the District of Nevada.

The grants, which have been awarded by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, are part of more than $458 million in funding to support state, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts to combat violent crime in jurisdictions across the United States.

“One of the fundamental missions of government is to protect its citizens and safeguard the rule of law,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “The Department of Justice will continue to meet this critical responsibility by doing everything within its power to help our state, local and tribal law enforcement and criminal justice partners fight crime and deliver justice on behalf of all Americans.”

The following Nevada organizations received funding:

• Clark County received $400,000

• Nevada Department of Public Safety received $720,508

• Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Criminal Justice Assistance received $836,700

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