South Carolina will receive more than $5.7 million in federal grants through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Senator Lindsey Graham’s office made the announcement. These funds are for programs including law enforcement; prosecution and courts; prevention and education; corrections and community corrections; drug treatment; and crime victims and witnesses.
In South Carolina, 5.5 million dollars will go to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Then, almost 56-thousand will go to the City of Myrtle Beach. The counties getting the rest are: Darlington, Dorchester, Laurens and Georgetown. All grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice.