Brief: Byrne grants awarded in region
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced Friday that southwest Minnesota municipalities will receive $121,782 for law enforcement efforts as part of the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Minnesota will receive more than $29 million in federal funding in Byrne Grants to help save and create jobs for law enforcement.
Byrne Grants provide support to local law enforcement authorities for multi-jurisdictional drug task forces, anti-gang efforts, specialized prosecutors and other crime-fighting initiatives.
Receiving funding in this area were Nobles County and the City of Worthington, $19,145; and Rock County, $20,740.