LAPD to get millions in stimulus money

LOS ANGELES The money comes from a $1 billion grant for law enforcement agencies across the nation, and was part of the /*federal economic stimulus package*/ passed by Congress and signed by President /*Obama*/ earlier this year.

On Tuesday the Obama administration announced which agencies would be receiving funds, and how much they would get. Competition was fierce; while more than 7,000 agencies applied, only about 1,000 will receive money. According to /*U.S. Attorney General*/, the grants were awarded "based on crime rates, financial need and community policing activities." Four major U.S. cities -- New York, Houston, Seattle, and Pittsburgh -- received no grant money at all. In all, the Justice Department expects the money will allow for the hiring or retention of nearly 4,700 law enforcement officers nationwide.

In addition to Los Angeles, several other local cities will receive funding, including:

  • El Monte: $2.4 million
  • Inglewood: $3 million
  • Pomona: $3.1 million
  • Santa Ana: $6.7 million

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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