1. Springfield to receive Shannon grant of nearly $782,000 to combat youth, gang violence

    Springfield to receive Shannon grant of nearly $782,000 to combat youth, gang violence

    The city’s Shannon grant for fiscal year 2014, used to combat youth and gang violence, is up 10 percent from this year and tallies to nearly $782,000 officials said.  Funding from the grant, formally known as the Sen. Charles F. Shannon Community Safety Initiative, is primarily used for gang task force personnel and overtime, crime analysis and social intervention programs.

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    1. I would like to thank our state delegation for securing a ten percent increase in funding from last year; these types of initiatives are imperative in knocking down crime hot spots.
    2. I would like to offer my congratulations to the city of Springfield on its successful grant application.
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