U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today announced that $411,333 in funding authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been awarded to the City of Shreveport to support the local enforcement response to the coronavirus. The funds, distributed through the Justice Department, can be used for a broad range of purposes including hiring, overtime pay, training, the purchase of equipment – including personal protective equipment (PPE), and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.
“The response of local law enforcement during this pandemic has been heroic. These selfless men and women have risked their own health and safety to protect our communities day in and day out. It’s only right that Congress do its part to ensure they have the resources they need to safely and effectively perform their duties during this very challenging time. I’m proud we’ve been able to deliver,” said Johnson. “My thanks to the Trump administration and the Justice Department for continuing to support our law enforcement agencies as they work to keep Louisianians safe.”