ALABAMA TO RECEIVE FUNDING FROM DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
The Department of Justice is giving $14 million to Alabama to assist public safety agencies in responding to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The money is coming as a result of the Cares Act, which was signed into law last week. The act authorized the coronavirus emergency supplemental, which will allow eligible state, local and tribal governments to apply immediately for critical funds. The funds can be utilized for a variety of law enforcement needs, including hiring personnel, paying overtime costs, purchasing protective equipment and more.
Tuscaloosa will receive over $125,000 from the act. Tuscaloosa County will receive $48,000. Walker County will receive $58,000. Jasper will receive $41,000.