Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cookeville Area Police Agencies Get Grant Money

A highway safety grant in the amount of $188,917 has been given to the District Attorney's office to support DUI prosecution. The money is part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office mission to save lives and reduce injuries on Tennessee roadways. Grant awards are issued to agencies that successfully applied for funding based on problem and statistical need. Applications were reviewed and scored by the GHSO and external highway safety advocates. The agencies that met the criteria for funding received awards. In addition to the DA's office, a grant of more than $112,000 went to Tennessee Tech University to support a project director position. a grant of $33,443 was given to the Cookeville Police Department to support their "Cookeville Safe Streets" program. And the towns of Baxter and Monterey received $5,000 to conduct high visibility law enforcement campaigns. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides the funding for grants.