Arizona Department of Public Safety Receives Over $40 Million in Federal Grant Funds
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona
PHOENIX – Today, U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo announced that $40,786,191 has been awarded to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. These funds will, among other things, be used to provide direct services to crime victims. The funds were awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime (“OVC”), which is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (“OJP”).
“The Arizona Department of Public Safety is one of our key law enforcement partners, and we are pleased that the Department of Justice has allocated over $40 million in federal funds to supplement its important work in Arizona,” said Leonardo. “We encourage all agencies to be proactive and apply for future law enforcement grant funding through our Office of Justice Programs.”
"As the state's designated recipient of federal Victims of Crime Act Grants, the Arizona Department of Public Safety realizes that this year’s funding will surpass any level of funding that the agency has ever seen. Our employees also understand the responsibilities associated with this funding and are working hard to distribute these funds to service those most in need” said Col. Frank Milstead, Director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Additional information about OVC and its programs is available at: http://www.ovc.gov/.
Information about OJP and its programs can be found at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov.
Learn more about the Arizona Department of Public Safety link: http://www.azdps.gov/.
RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-079_AZ _Dept_Pub_Safety (2015-VA-GX-0032)
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Updated February 4, 2016
Press Release Number: 2015-079_AZ _Dept_Pub_Safety (2015-VA-GX-0032)