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Clark County gets nearly $1M in withheld DOJ funds

Updated September 19, 2017 - 4:11 pm

Clark County has received more than $975,000 in public safety grant funds that the Justice Department withheld in 2016, county spokesman Erik Pappa said Tuesday.

The money’s release comes more than a month after the Justice Department reported it found no evidence that the county is failing to comply with federal immigration authorities.

The money is earmarked for 19 governments and nonprofits, including the district attorney’s office gang prosecution unit, the HOPE for Prisoners reintegration program and the Adam’s Place grief center.

In an email, Pappa wrote that the Clark County Commission must approve resolutions to disburse the money to the subrecipients. Commissioners will likely consider the resolutions at their Oct. 17 meeting, Pappa wrote.

The county also expects to receive a similar amount of funding from the Justice Department for its 2017 allocation of public safety grants. The grants application deadline was Sept. 5.

Grant money recipients

Public safety grant money will be disbursed to these local governments and nonprofits:

  • Clark County District Attorney: $240,000
  • Las Vegas Municipal Court: $116,652
  • Eighth Judicial District Court: $80,000
  • County’s Department of Juvenile Justice: $70,000
  • The Embracing Project: $65,000
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada: $50,000
  • Nevada Child Seekers: $50,000
  • Project REAL: $43,082
  • County’s Department of Family Services: $40,000
  • Las Vegas Justice Court: $40,000
  • Police Athletic League: $25,870
  • Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada: $25,000
  • HOPE for Prisoners: $25,000
  • West Las Vegas Arts Center: $25,000
  • Adam’s Place: $25,000
  • Vision Theatrical Foundation: $25,000
  • Clark County Law Foundation: $20,000
  • County Administration: $5,000
  • Las Vegas City Administration: $5,000

Contact Michael Scott Davidson at sdavidson@reviewjournal.com or 702-477- 3861. Follow @davidsonlvrj on Twitter

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