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Nearly $700,000 Coming To The Western District Of New York From The Department Of Justice 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 five additional municipalities have been awarded grants under the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program through the Department of Justice. The grants awarded include:

• City of Rochester                 $474,295
• Erie County                          $58,008
• Chautauqua County              $58,008
• Town of Cheektowaga          $47,720
• Town of Greece                    $45,671

“As we emerge from the coronavirus response,” noted U.S. Attorney Kennedy, “these funds will help to ensure that our first responders have the ability to continue to do exactly what they have done throughout the pandemic—keep our communities safe.”

Niagara and Monroe Counties and the cities of Niagara Falls and Jamestown previously received funding awards 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 June 3, 2020