Burns: Grants available to support law enforcement

Says his office stands ready to support local police

EBENSBURG, Aug. 31 – Always ready to support local law enforcement, state Rep. Frank Burns today is announcing a new series of state grants is available that could give local police up to $60,000 to combat crime.

“As the leader of the Blue Lives Matter Caucus in Harrisburg, I’m always looking for ways to support our local law enforcement – whether that’s through enacting laws to help them get criminals off the streets, or helping them pay for equipment and training,” Burns said. “My office also always stands ready to help police or local municipalities apply for grants like these.”

The Innovating Policing Initiatives grant program, managed by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, provides up to $60,000 to eligible municipalities to support law enforcement accreditation, policy development, training, technologies to support transparency and information sharing between law enforcement and communities, and innovative strategies to combat crime.

The application deadline is Oct. 4. More information is available at: https://www.pccdegrants.pa.gov/Egrants/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx.