Good news for several cities and towns in the East--they'll be getting thousands of dollars to help keep police officers on the beat during the economic downturn.
The government is giving out one billion dollars in grants nationwide for "Community Oriented Policing Services," or "COPS" for short. The money will pay for the salaries and benefits of police officers. While some towns got the good news Tuesday, many more did not. For every $1 to be delivered, another $7 in requests will go unanswered.
In Eastern Carolina, the following cities and towns will receive grant money:
Greenville will receive $1,648,656 to fund eight police officers.
Rocky Mount will receive $1,088,808 to fund eight police officers.
Elizabeth City will receive $435,834 to fund three officers.
Kinston will receive $252,588 to fund two officers.
Hertford will receive $164,644 to fund one officer.
Kill Devil Hills will receive $163,410 to fund one officer.
Ocean Isle will receive $145,288 to fund one officer.
Woodland will receive $134,100 to fund one officer.
Enfield will receive $130,751 to fund one officer.
Warsaw will receive $126,175 to fund one officer.
Wallace will receive $124,578 to fund one officer.
Roanoke Rapids will receive $119,925 to fund one officer.
Plymouth will receive $117,206 to fund one officer.
Princeville will receive $97,401 to fund one officer.
Sharpsburg will receive $116,952 to fund one officer.
To see the full list of awards for police departments across the state and across the country, click here.