WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), Lead Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it will award a total of $1,432,563 to the State of Texas and the City of Fort Worth to fight and prevent violent crime and protect public safety. 

“I have always believed that one of the top priorities of government is keeping its citizens safe. When I was elected Mayor of Fort Worth, I inherited leadership of a city with one of the highest crime rates in the country—but after tough reforms, Fort Worth’s violent crime rate is now lower than most large cities in America.

“In my role in Congress, I continue to support innovative, effective, and diverse solutions to address crime, and I am glad to see the Justice Department provide over $1.4 million to our state and local law enforcement and their criminal justice partners. I’m particularly encouraged to see almost $500,000 go towards the City of Fort Worth to strengthen its youth anti-gang programs and fight a scourge that has devastated both communities and families throughout the nation.

“As the top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue working with President Trump, Governor Abbott, and local leaders to fight and deter crime and deliver justice on behalf of Texans and all Americans.” 


Below is the breakdown of the $1.4 million in DOJ awards for Texas and Texas 12:

Recipient Department of Justice Grant Program Amount
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Bureau of Justice (BJA) Justice Reinvestment Initiative $953,177
City of Fort Worth Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Gang Prevention, Intervention, and Suppression $479,386