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GCSO receives grants totaling $21,600

Posted on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 9:15 am

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office has announced the receipt of two grants for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. The Sheriff’s Office was awarded $16,500 from the Tennessee Governors Highway Safety Office for impaired driving enforcement. This grant requires no matching funds.
“Every year, traffic safety advocates, non-profit organizations, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, District Attorneys’ offices, and other state agencies across Tennessee seek funding through grant applications offered by the THSO,” said THSO Director Vic Donoho. “Applicants who meet the required data-driven criteria and highway safety standards are awarded grant funds to support the THSO’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities.”
The second grant, reported Sheriff Clint Shrum, was awarded by the United States Department of Justice Bulletproof Vest Partnership in the amount of $5,100.
“This grant requires a 50 percent match will be used to purchase and update bulletproof vests for deputies,” explained Sheriff Shrum. “The monetary match will come from the drug fund.”