July 8, 2002 – The Law Enforcement Planning Commission is scheduled to receive a $1.04 million grant from the U.S. Justice Department for use in programs to create greater accountability within the juvenile-justice system, Delegate Donna M. Christensen announced on Monday.
The source of the funding, the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program, provides states and local governments with money to develop such initiatives, Christensen said in a release. Specifics of how the money will be spent locally could not be determined Monday. Eddy Charles, LEPC director, could not be reached for comment, and the delegate's public information officer, Monique Clendinen, said she did not have any details.
In the release, Christensen also said that local law-enforcement agencies have until 5 p.m. on July 17 to apply for Local Law Enforcement Block Grants from the U.S. Justice Department.
Agencies seeking such grant funds must file their applications electronically. To access the online address, click here. If you need assistance, call the Justice Department's Grants Management System Help Desk, toll-free, at (888) 549-9901, selecting Option 3.
For more information, call the State and Local Assistance Division of the Bureau of Justice Assistance at (202) 514-6638.
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