Political and Legislative

Biden Calls on Community Leaders to Fund Safety Programs

President Biden on Friday will call on local leaders to dedicate more funding to making communities safer after meeting with police chiefs and mayors from cities that have reduced crime.

The White House announced on Friday that $10 billion in funding from the American Rescue Plan, which the president signed into law early last year, has been committed to public safety and violence prevention.

Cities and local governments have used those funds to counteract crime, prevent layoffs in police forces, grow police academies, launch innovative measures to address challenges, and create mobile crisis units with specialized mental health professionals respond to behavioral crises, according to the White House.

Read the source article at The Hill

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