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Press Release

West Valley City, Midvale Receive Emergency DOJ Funding To Support Law Enforcement, First Responders

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – Two Utah more cities are receiving U.S. Department of Justice funding to support a broad range of activities as they respond to the coronavirus.  The funding is coming from DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance through the Coronavirus Emergency Funding Program.

West Valley City will receive $333,508 and Midvale is getting $46,274. West Jordan and Murray received grants last week.

“The Department of Justice is providing communities with funding to use for critical public safety needs they have for police officers and medical personnel as they work on the front lines to keep us safe through this challenging crisis,” U.S. Attorney John W. Huber said today. “These aren’t one-size-fits all grants. Each city has flexibility to use these dollars to support the challenges they are facing in their communities.”

The Emergency Supplemental Funding Program allows states, local governments, and federally recognized tribal governments to apply for critical funds to use as they respond to the coronavirus.  Those receiving grants have considerable latitude in the use of the funds. The grant funding can support things like law enforcement overtime, equipment, hiring, supplies such as gloves, masks, and sanitizer for police officers and medical personnel, training, travel expenses, and addressing the needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.

Funding for other Utah cities and counties is pending. Agencies that were eligible for the fiscal year 2019 State and Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program are candidates for this emergency supplemental funding.


Updated May 20, 2020