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Cities Of Niagara Falls And Jamestown Receive Funding From The Justice Department To Fight COVID-19

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that the City of Niagara Falls and the City of Jamestown have been awarded grants under the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program. Niagara Falls will receive $142,134, and Jamestown will receive $56,255 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

“I am pleased that two additional municipalities in the Western District of New York will be receiving this emergency supplemental funding,” stated U.S. Attorney Kennedy. “Our first responders on the front lines need resources to continue to respond to the coronavirus.”

In April, Niagara County and Monroe County were awarded $58,008 and $52,669 respectively from the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Projects or initiatives which may be funded with the monies include:

• Overtime costs
• Equipment and supplies (including PPE for law enforcement and medical personnel);
• Hiring;
• Training;
• Travel expenses, particularly related to the distribution of resources to the most impacted areas; and
• Addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.

A total of $1,700,000 in grant funding is available to cities, towns, and counties in the WDNY.

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Updated May 7, 2020