Macon-Bibb to receive $78,000 Justice Dept. grant

Macon-Bibb County will receive a $78,254 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Association Grant will help purchase law enforcement tools and fund education and supervision programs for the Drug Court Outreach program, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop.

“Funding from the JAG grant goes the distance to assist county- and municipality-based law enforcement get drugs off the street,” Bishop said in the release. “Additionally, I am grateful for this opportunity extended to Macon-Bibb County to continue to provide individuals and families in the Drug Court programs access to the treatment and services they need to recover and lead successful lives.”