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Cumberland receives crime fighting grant

October 18th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced that $6,062,413 in federal grant funding has been awarded from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to municipalities across Maryland through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (BJAG) program. These funds will be used to support public safety activities and reduce violent crime as well as crimes against victims and children throughout Maryland. Senator Mikulski is Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Subcommittee, which fund DOJ. Senator Cardin is a member of the Senate Finance Committee. The city of Cumberland – $14,729. These federal funds will be used by the City of Cumberland to support law enforcement initiatives.

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