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Applications being taken for justice, public safety programs

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Posted at 4:45 AM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 04:45:09-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet is taking applications for grants for justice and public safety programs.

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants are funded through a Justice Department appropriation, the cabinet said in a news release. The grants can be used for programs such as enforcement, prosecution, corrections, treatment, prevention and education.

The total available hasn't been announced.

There are three categories for applications: drug task forces; restricted, with total project cost under $10,000; and unrestricted, with total project cost more than $10,000.

State and local government agencies and nonprofits are eligible to apply. The deadline is April 15. Information is available online.

Applications must be submitted online. The cabinet urged applicants to establish a user account in advance. Validation of new accounts may take two or three days, the release said. Assistance is available by phone or email.