Council approves Crime Prevention grants

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Two dozen agencies and organizations are receiving money for crime prevention programs in Columbus.  City council approved a $700,000 grant to fund programs encouraging folks to take part in safe and crime-free activities.

City Manager Isaiah Hugley says this a good step for this city.  The Crime Prevention Board decides recommended projects to city council, which council approved.

“Presented 24 projects total and $700,000 that we believe will make good marks toward crime prevention here in our city,” Hugley said.

Hugley says the grants became available to the organizations as soon as city council approved the grant.

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