Eastern District of California Counties and Cities to Receive $8,394,274 in Grants to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. 1 May (Punjab Mail)-  — U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced today that Department of Justice grants have been allocated to various cities and counties in the Eastern District of California to respond to the public safety challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19.

The grants, available under the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, were authorized by the recent stimulus legislation signed by President Trump. Some local jurisdictions have already received the funds and the funds for others will be forthcoming.

“These Department of Justice grant awards will assist cities and counties across the Eastern District of California,” said U.S. Attorney Scott. “We are greatly encouraged by this infusion of critical funding to support first responders like law enforcement, firefighters, and medical professionals protecting communities during the coronavirus pandemic.”

“The outbreak of COVID-19 and the public health emergency it created are sobering reminders that even the most routine duties performed by our nation’s public safety officials carry potentially grave risks,” said Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs. “These funds will provide hard-hit communities with critical resources to help mitigate the impact of this crisis and give added protection to the brave professionals charged with keeping citizens safe.”

The law gives jurisdictions considerable latitude in the use of these funds for dealing with COVID-19. Potential uses include hiring personnel, paying overtime, purchasing protective equipment, distributing resources to hard-hit areas and addressing inmates’ medical needs.

Fresno County, the City of Fresno, and three other cities in Fresno County will receive a combined total of $1,085,382. Kern County, Bakersfield and three other cities in Kern County will receive a combined total of $1,058,291. Sacramento County, the City of Sacramento and three other cities in Sacramento County will receive a combined total of $1,719,242. San Joaquin County, Stockton and two other cities in San Joaquin County will receive a combined total of $1,243,492.

Agencies that were eligible for the fiscal year 2019 State and Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program are candidates for the emergency funding. See the list below for more information.

The Office of Justice Programs, directed by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan, provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, assist victims and enhance the rule of law by strengthening the criminal and juvenile justice systems. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.

County/City

Allocation

Butte County

$37,658

Chico

$77,205

Calaveras County

$36,224

El Dorado County

$56,526

Fresno County

$252,969

Clovis

$55,621

Fresno

$683,062

Reedley

$35,016

Selma

$58,714

Kern County

$515,072

Arvin

$42,942

Bakersfield

$411,905

Delano

$55,166

Ridgecrest

$33,206

Kings County

$33,508

Hanford

$65,280

Lassen County

$58,008

Madera County

$91,997

Madera

$100,599

Merced County

$112,827

Atwater

$44,376

Merced

$136,975

Placer County

$65,055

Roseville

$50,942

Sacramento County

$643,442

Citrus Heights

$85,279

Elk Grove

$127,767

Rancho Cordova

$67,468

Sacramento

$795,286

San Joaquin County

$179,917

Manteca

$53,810

Stockton

$972,181

Tracy

$37,584

Shasta County

$131,540

Redding

$150,108

Solano County

$58,008

Fairfield

$113,806

Vacaville

$49,357

Vallejo

$236,366

Stanislaus County

$95,241

Ceres

$40,374

Lodi

$79,318

Modesto

$468,128

Turlock

$91,391

Sutter County

$58,008

Yuba City

$56,072

Tehama County

$58,008

Red Bluff

$32,980

Tulare County

$82,637

Dinuba

$41,357

Porterville

$48,903

Tulare

$58,939

Visalia

$116,600

Tuolumne County

$39,018

Yolo County

$58,008

West Sacramento

$56,072

Woodland

$50,562

Yuba County

$49,886

TOTAL

$8,394,274


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