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City police submit grant for new patrol vehicle

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The Alpena City Police Department is submitting a federal grant application that would help cover a portion of a new patrol vehicle.
A public hearing was one of the requirements for the Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant application and was held at last week’s city council meeting for anyone who wanted to make a comment on the program.
Chief Joel Jett says the application is for a patrol vehicle and related equipment costing more than $54,000.  The grant, if awarded, would cover 40 percent of the cost or about $22,000.
Jett is confident the city will receive the grant.  He said the city’s application has already been reviewed by the USDA and that general requirements were met.
The city has been awarded grants through the program in the past.  In fact, Jett says 4 of the 5 last patrol vehicles the department purchased were through the same grant program.

The Alpena City Police Department is submitting a federal grant application that would help cover a portion of a new patrol vehicle.
A public hearing was one of the requirements for the Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant application and was held at last week’s city council meeting for anyone who wanted to make a comment on the program.
Chief Joel Jett says the application is for a patrol vehicle and related equipment costing more than $54,000.  The grant, if awarded, would cover 40 percent of the cost or about $22,000.
Jett is confident the city will receive the grant.  He said the city’s application has already been reviewed by the USDA and that general requirements were met.
The city has been awarded grants through the program in the past.  In fact, Jett says 4 of the 5 last patrol vehicles the department purchased were through the same grant program.