The money will support a variety of initiatives aimed at keeping children safe, including programs for missing and exploited children, youth victims of human trafficking, and more.
Funding priorities, based on the state's Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act, include reducing racial and ethnic disparities, child maltreatment and safe schools.
The awards are part of a strategic plan to advance technology, strengthen scientific research and translate knowledge to practice in the realm of criminal justice.
The funding, which comes via the 2018 STOP School Violence Act, will help state, local and tribal governments enhance school safety initiatives through threat assessment and reporting solutions.
The Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams Grant Program was authorized by a 2016 federal law to supply $445 million over 10 years. But Congress didn't fund the $10 million annual allotment for 2017 or 2018, and funded just $10 million of the $25 million authorized for 2019.
The State of Louisiana has announced $10 million in grant money for both its Louisiana Government Assistance Program (LGAP) and its Community Water Enrichment Fund (CWEF) for FY 2019 to 2020.
Research has consistently shown that providing substance abuse treatment both during and after incarceration helps keep inmates drug free and out of the criminal justice system upon release.
The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants will help hundreds of communities across the country hire and train fire emergency professionals.
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