Millions of dollars in federal grants are being distributed to Kansas public safety agencies and services, officials said Thursday, and some of that money is coming to Lawrence.
The Lawrence Police Department and Women's Transitional Care Services are on the list to receive funds from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program.
The police department will receive $13,024 and WTCS will receive $45,560.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced the grant recipients today on behalf of the Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Fifty-seven Kansas agencies are receiving a combined $3 million in funds.
The Kansas Department of Corrections also is receiving $84,799 for its program that provides drug treatment to inmates. The grant is from the Federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners grant program.