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PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency Announce $400,000 in Grants for Lehigh County 

On September 12th at the quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Lehigh County was approved for two grants through federally funded grant programs that will enhance the County’s efforts to assist in crime prevention and in aiding our citizens who are victims of crime.

$250,000 Federal STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant.  This grant will be used by to fund numerous County positions to assist victims of crime including a victim witness coordinator, a chief deputy district attorney, an assistant district attorney and and two county detectives.  This grant will also be used by the Crime Victims Council of Lehigh County, Inc. to support one direct services counselor and by Turning Point of Lehigh Valley to support a court advocate and a counselor advocate.  Funding will also support a county-wide training for stakeholders.

Federal STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant program was authorized by the Federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to develop and strengthen the criminal justice system’s response to violence against women and to support and enhance services for victims.  A total of 30 applications for an amount not to exceed $7.5 million were approved. 

$150,000 through the Federal Bryne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Single Solicitation Local Initiatives program to support the institution of a Mobile Data Terminal Program in the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office.

The Federal Bryne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Single Solicitation Local Initiatives made approximately $7 million in federal JAG funds available to the Commonwealth over a two-year period.  Applicants were eligible to apply for up to $150,000 for the initial year one project period.  During the open funding announcement, 118 applications were received requesting $12,865,505 in year one funds.  After review and scoring, 35 applications were approved for a total of $4,079,666.

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