Ullman announces $2.6 million in state grants for district

Ullman, Santarsiero advocated for countywide victims services

DOYLESTOWN, June 13 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency awarded $2.6 million in state grants to the 143rd Legislative District.

“I’m thrilled that these programs have received these grants because they serve some of the most vulnerable populations in our community,” Ullman said. “It’s critical that these programs have sufficient funds to perform the vital work they do. I will continue to look for more opportunities to support Bucks County.”

The following grants were awarded, with the help of advocacy from the office of state Sen. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks.

Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC)-Byrne Justice Assistance Grant: $10,000 for the Central Bucks Regional Police Department for a technology upgrade

CJAC-2019 County Jail-Based Vivitrol Program: $500,000 to the Bucks County Commissioners for the Bucks County Jail-Based Recovery Programs.

CJAC-Residential Substance Abuse & Treatment (RSAT) Funds: $125,000 to Bucks County Commissioners for the Bucks County Corrections HEART Program.

Victims Services Advisory Committee (VSAC)-2019-2021 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Funding (Competitive): $541,940 to A Woman’s Place to expand critical domestic violence services.

VSAC-2019-2020 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Funding (Non-Competitive):

  • $510,506 to A Woman’s Place for VOCA 19-20 Non-Competitive FA extension 15 months.

  • $850,846 to Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) VOCA Project Extension

“These grants will help victims of domestic violence or sexual assault; help our police upgrade their technology to better serve us; and provide for Vivitrol and recovery programs to prevent members of our prison populations from relapsing into drug or alcohol abuse,” Ullman said. “This is government doing its job -- providing services to people in need.”