NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– New Haven will receive a million dollar grant from the government to keep the number of violent crimes down.
Officials plan to use the money to help lower the number of kids at-risk as well as fix the safety issue in the Newhallville neighborhood to prevent crime.
“This grant is a great opportunity to work with the city and the police department. It is a building block for us to move forward,” Mayor Toni N. Harp told the New Haven Register at the Newhallville Safe Neighborhoods Initiative inaugural meeting.
The city was awarded the grant in the fall, and hopes to have the check in their hands within the next 6 months.