Department of Justice Awards More Than $171,000 Between Annapolis City, Anne Arundel County Governments to Promote Public Safety

United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs has awarded an excess of $376 million in grant funding to enhance state, local and tribal law enforcement operations and reinforce public safety efforts in jurisdictions across the United States. More than $171,000 will support public safety activities in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

“DOJ is able to partner with state and local law enforcement and communities that are working to improve public safety by providing grant funding and resources,” said United States Attorney Robert K. Hur. “These much needed grant funds will assist in our fight to reduce violent crime in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, and will help fund programs to enhance crime prevention efforts in our communities.”

“Crime and violence hold families, friends and neighborhoods hostage, and they rip communities apart,” said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan. “These programs help restore the health and safety of crime-ravaged communities by supporting prevention activities, aiding in the apprehension and prosecution of perpetrators, facilitating appropriate sentencing and adjudication, and providing communities and their residents the means for recovery and healing.”

The awards support an array of crime-fighting initiatives, including the quarter-billion dollar Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grants Program, which funds public safety efforts in both the Annapolis City and Anne Arundel County Governments. 

This year,  the Anne Arundel County Government was awarded $154,218 in funding from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. From the same funding program, $17,205 was awarded to The City of Annapolis from the same program, but specifically for a community mobile outreach trailer.  

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said, "this will help us deliver services to those suffering through addiction. The City of Annapolis is grateful for the help."

According to an online database, the Department of Justice has made 33 grant funding awards available to Anne Arundel County and Annapolis combined over the last 14 years, totaling about $5.4M.  

DOJ grant funding history can be found by clicking the links below:

Awards To: Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Awards To: City of Annapolis