State Gets $3.3 Million to Fight Local Crime

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The state's congressional delegation says Arkansas law enforcement agencies will share $3.3 million in federal funds intended to support efforts to prevent and control local crime.

A joint announcement from the state's two senators and four congressmen yesterday said the grant was awarded from the Edwards Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.  The money will go to the state Dept. of Finance and Administration for distribution to local and state agencies, including multi-jurisdictional task forces.

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