Va. county gets federal grant to aid COVID-19 response in prisons and jails

The grant of over $421K can be used for staffing, protector or medical care

Sarah Fearing

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. — The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded James City County and Chesapeake $34,507 and $386,783, receptively, to help with COVID-19 response.

The money can be used for staffing, overtime, protective gear or medical care in jails and prisons.

The grants come from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program under recent stimulus legislation signed by President Donald Trump. Localities have flexibility as far as how they use the funding to benefit their officers and community.

Full story: James City County, Chesapeake receive Department of Justice grants to help COVID-19 response in jails and prisons

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