Sending Office: Cohen, Steve
Sent By:
Betsy.Dudley@mail.house.gov

Dear Colleague,

I invite you to cosponsor the Safer Streets Act which creates a new grant program that focuses on violent crime in our local communities.  Reducing violent crime should be a priority for the federal government.

The Safer Streets Act would create a new grant program that would provide grants to units of local government that have crime rates significantly above the national rate.  Units of local governments with crime rates four times the national rate would be
eligible for 50% of the funds, units of local governments with crime rates three times the national rate would be eligible for 20% of the funds, and units of local governments with crime rates two times the national rate would be eligible for 10% of the funds.
This bill also creates an emergency fund for units of local governments that have spikes of violent crimes.

If you have any questions or would like to cosponsor, please contact Betsy Dudley at
betsy.dudley@mail.house.gov or #5-3265. The deadline to cosponsor is Wednesday, January 10, 12:00PM.

Sincerely,

 

Steve Cohen

Member of Congress

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