Department of Justice makes $850M available to help public safety agencies address COVID-19 pandemic

 Department of Justice makes $850M available to help public safety agencies address COVID-19 pandemic

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it’s making $850 million available to help public safety agencies respond to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19, including over $3 million for West Tennesse.

U.S. Attorney for West Tennessee Michael Dunavant says $3,049,546 is targeted for nine cities and counties in the West Tennesse, including:

  • $41,960 for Bartlett
  • $35,126 for Covington
  • $58,008 for Dyer County
  • $46,100 for Dyersburg
  • $138,850 for Jackson
  • $58,008 for Madison County
  • $2,523,880 for Memphis
  • $114,695 for Shelby County
  • $32,919 for Tipton County

Grant funds may be applied retroactively to Jan. 20, 2020, subject to federal supplanting rules.