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Hinesville OKs safety grant applications
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In a called meeting Thursday, the Hinesville City Council approved grant applications to the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, applying for funding to buy equipment for the city’s fire and police departments.
The city approved submitting an application to the Department of Justice for an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grant. This $23,744 non-matching grant would fund upgrades to the city’s public safety wireless network and radio system.
Council members also authorized city officials to apply for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant from Homeland Security. Grant awards can be used to improve fire stations and firefighter wellness and fitness programs, purchase firefighter personal protective equipment, fund firefighter training and purchase firefighting vehicles and equipment.
The firefighters grant application is a joint application with Liberty County. The city is requesting $443,727 to purchase equipment, and the county is requesting $802,730. A 20 percent match is required.
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