Arizona DPS receives $40 million federal grant

Posted at 6:29 AM, Sep 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-17 09:29:42-04

The Arizona Department of Public Safety was given a $40 million grant by the federal Office of Victims of Crime. 

On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo announced that Arizona DPS was awarded a $40,789,191 grant to, in part, offer direct services to victims of crimes. 

According to the Director of DPS, Frank Milstead, this grant is the largest amount of funding the agency has even received, and employees will work hard to provide funds to the services in need. 

"The Arizona Department of Public Safety is one of our key law enforcement partners, and we are pleased that the Department of Justice has allocated over $40 million in federal funds to supplement its important work in Arizona," said Leonardo.  "We encourage all agencies to be proactive and apply for future law enforcement grant funding through our Office of Justice Programs."