Shaheen Announces More than $1.3 Million to Support NH Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice System

June 11, 2021

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced that the DOJ awarded $1,380,376 in federal funding for New Hampshire to support Granite State law enforcement agencies. Specifically, the funding was awarded through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which funds state and local law enforcement and criminal justice system initiatives, including those associated with fighting drug trafficking and responding to the substance abuse crisis. Of these federal dollars, the state was allocated $1,070,078, while eight localities received $310,298.

“I’m very pleased to announce these critical investments to support New Hampshire’s dedicated law enforcement officers and our state’s criminal justice system,” said Shaheen. “This funding will support initiatives to improve public safety in our communities, support victims of crime, strengthen crime prevention and much more. Supporting law enforcement and our criminal justice system will continue to be a top priority for me as Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that determines funding for these grant programs.”

Breakdown of Local Allocation Byrne JAG Awards

Eight New Hampshire localities received a combined total of $310,298 in funding through the Byrne JAG Program. Below is a breakdown of the awards:

Grantee

Amount

Manchester

$176,731

Nashua

$34,600

Rochester

$30,360

Concord

$23,151

Laconia

$12,551

Keene

$12,297

Derry

$10,516

Claremont

$10,092

TOTAL

$310,298.00