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DOJ awards $6 million in grants across Maryland

Twenty government entities across Maryland will receive more than $6 million in federal grants from the Department of Justice to support public safety activities and crime-reduction activities, Maryland’s U.S. senators, Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, announced on Friday. The funding comes through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grants program. The BJAG program funds are awarded based on a formula of population and violent crime statistics. The largest grants went to the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, about $3.8 million; Baltimore city, $772,000; Prince George’s County, $377,000; and Baltimore County, $363,000.