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More Federal Funds Come To Rural Law Enforcement Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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The U.S. Department of Justice has allocated $3.6 million to Alaska law enforcement to support their work during the coronavirus pandemic. Those funds came from the recent $2 trillion stimulus package President Trump signed into law earlier this month. 

The Department of Public Safety will receive $1.6 million; $1 million will go to agencies that support DPS, like the Alaska court system and correctional centers; and $1 million will go to rural law enforcement. Those funds can be used to purchase personal protective equipment and pay for overtime for law enforcement officers.

Local and municipal governments must send their funding requests through the state emergency operations center.