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Gov. Kemp announced he has directed the Office of Planning and Budget to again increase funding for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Victim’s Services grant using $26 million in remaining American Rescue Plan Act funds for FY25

Gov. Kemp announced he has directed the Office of Planning and Budget to again increase funding for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Victim’s Services grant using $26 million in remaining American Rescue Plan Act funds for FY25

Macon, GA – State officials announced that this brings the the total amount of ARPA funding currently dedicated to this grant to $94,237,210.

The initial additions to the Victim’s Services grant were announced following significant cuts by the federal government to the Crime Victims Fund, also known as Victims of Crime Act funds, despite a continued and heightened need for services as a result of increases in crime during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Victim’s Services grant supports nonprofit organizations who experienced economic hardship as a result of the pandemic.

Governor Brian Kemp released the following statement:

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“I’m grateful we’re able to provide these desperately needed funds to support the victims of crime as the federal government fails to live up to their promises.

Following the Biden administration’s decision to renege on its commitment to victims of violent crime, we took action to fund this vital program, and now we are again standing in that gap so that those who have suffered already need not suffer further.”

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