Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith's office announced on Friday that it had procured some $6 million for Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Fund grant money, which will be awarded to law enforcement offices across the state.
Of that, the senator's office said Jackson is eligible for nearly $750,000 in funding, which is to be used to help cities and local governments offset the costs of law enforcement agencies responses to the pandemic.
“Law enforcement is part of the all-of-government approach to fighting the coronavirus outbreak. This CARES Act funding is intended to offset costs sustained by Mississippi law enforcement to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to the pandemic,” Hyde-Smith said. “I fully expect the Bureau of Justice Assistance to approve more of these needed grants to our state.”
Of the roughly $6 million, Hinds County has already been allocated around $37,000, while Madison County is eligible for $58,008 and the city of Ridgeland is eligible for $37,732 in funding.
Cities and counties can apply for the funding through May 29.
Officials with the city of Jackson did not immediately respond to our request for a comment.
Below is a chart showing how much state, city and counties are eligible to receive. Highlighted areas are the agencies and amounts already awarded.