CONCORD, NH — The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded federal grants to New Hampshire and eight of its police departments to fight drug trafficking and substance abuse.
In New Hampshire, $1.07 million will be allocated to the state while the police departments will split about $310,000, according to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s office.
Concord will receive $23,151 via the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program while Nashua will get $34,600. Claremont, Derry, Keene, Laconia, Manchester, and Rochester will also receive grants. The state’s money will be used for state law enforcement, criminal justice system initiatives, and substance abuse issues.
“I’m very pleased to announce these critical investments to support New Hampshire’s dedicated law enforcement officers and our state’s criminal justice system,” Shaheen (D-NH) said. “This funding will support initiatives to improve public safety in our communities, support victims of crime, strengthen crime prevention, and much more. Supporting law enforcement and our criminal justice system will continue to be a top priority for me as chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that determines funding for these grant programs.”