Shaheen announces more than $ 1.3 million to support law enforcement and NH’s criminal justice system

June 11, 2021

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee which finances the Department of Justice (MJ), announced that the DOJ has awarded $ 1,380,376 in federal funding to New Hampshire to support law enforcement agencies in Granite State. Specifically, funding was provided through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program, which funds state and local law enforcement and criminal justice system initiatives, including those associated with combating against drug trafficking and the response to the drug abuse crisis. Of these federal dollars, the state received $ 1,070,078, while eight communities received $ 310,298.

“I am very pleased to announce these essential investments to support New Hampshire’s dedicated law enforcement officers and our state’s criminal justice system,” Shaheen said. “This funding will support initiatives to improve public safety in our communities, support victims of crime, strengthen crime prevention and much more.” Supporting law enforcement and our criminal justice system will continue to be a top priority for me as chair of the Senate Supply Subcommittee which determines the funding for these grant programs.

Breakdown of local allocations Byrne JAG Awards

Eight New Hampshire communities received a combined total of $ 310,298 in funding through the Byrne JAG program. Below, the details of the rewards:




$ 176,731


$ 34,600


$ 30,360


$ 23,151


$ 12,551


$ 12,297


$ 10,516


$ 10,092


$ 310,298.00

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