VA. earmarks funds for safety and crime prevention

emergency funding for homeless

Gov. Northam announced that Virginia plans to direct more than $114 million in federal and state funding to support public safety initiatives.

The funding will be state wide and help in addressing many issues from hazard pay to victims of crimes.

The plan includes $62 million in hazard pay and compensation for public safety officials.

$35 million are earmarked for addressing COVID 19 concerns in correctional facilities.

$17 million will go toward crime reduction and prevention programs as well as services for victims of crimes.

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