The City of Utica will receive more than $30,000 in federal grant money for crime-fighting efforts, according to an announcement by Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.
Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, announced on Monday that Utica will receive $31,865 and Binghamton will receive $30,435 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants, though the Department of Justice. Money from the Edward Byrne grants can be spent on state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support and information systems, all within the realm of criminal justice.
“The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants play an important role in improving our communities and equipping local governments with greater resources to address crime, invest in prevention, and strengthen education,” Tenney said in a release.
“I am honored to announce these grants for the cities of Utica and Binghamton. I met recently with police officers in both cities, and I know from my frank conversations that they need greater resources, not fewer.”