Dozens of Connecticut communities – from one of the largest cities to its smallest towns – will share in nearly $840,000 in federal stimulus funds to support local crime prevention and public safety, Governor M. Jodi Rell announced. The money comes from federal stimulus grants, reports the Litchfield County Register Citizen.
The governor said 36 municipalities are the latest recipients of the Justice Assistance Grants, made available though the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. To date, 79 cities and towns in the state have received $2.1 million in stimulus crime prevention grants. The state Office of Policy and Management is administering the program and expects to have all grants awarded by October 1. The latest round of grants range from $100,000 for Hartford to $9,100 to rural communities, such as Harwinton.