Press release from the City of Flint: FLINT, Michigan– Through the leadership of Police Chief Phil Hart, the City of Flint has actually secured a grant for$ 411,348 from the Department of Justice– one of the
state's biggest awards. The award will fund COVID-19 reaction and associated expenditures in the City of Flint. It is a significant win for the City, which has continued to focus on proactively reacting to slow the spread of the infection and conserve lives.
The Department of Justice grant is being made through the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program. The City of Detroit is the only town to receive more financing than Flint with a grant of $3.3 million.
In overall, 59 grants worth $24.8 million have actually been granted statewide. The bulk went straight to the State of Michigan, which got $16.4 million.
The mean grant quantity awarded in Michigan is less than $60,000.
“We are both appreciative and honored that by awarding us such a significant grant award, the Department of Justice acknowledged the amount of work being done in the City of Flint to secure against the spread of coronavirus,” Chief Hart stated.
Some, however not all of the financing, will go toward Public Safety costs including overtime, hazard pay, and individual protective equipment. Chief Hart likewise helped to protect financing for expenses sustained throughout City Hall consisting of materials, signage, and other associated costs.
Mayor Sheldon Neeley thanked Chief Hart for his management by identifying the grant chance and working with grant writers to assist the city to look for these dollars.
“We will continue to be proactive in our reaction to COVID-19 in this community,” Mayor Neeley said. “We must remain watchful in our work to slow the spread of this fatal virus.”
The deadline for obtaining these funds was May 29, 2020. The Department of Justice granted 1,827 grants. Other local awards consist of grants to Flint Township for $71,917, Genesee County for $58,008, and Mt. Morris Township for $33,386.
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