Several local organizations receive part of $38 million in federal grant money

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Several victim advocacy programs in south central Kentucky are receiving federal grant money to support crisis intervention services for victims of crime.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Gov. Matt Bevin’s office.

In total, 135 programs throughout the commonwealth are receiving funding this year through the Federal Victims of Crime Act Grant Program, totaling around $38 million.

-Barren County Fiscal Court- $50,860
-Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center- $796,777
-Barren River Area Safe Space- $750,000
-CASA of South Central Kentucky- $145,163
-Hart County Attorney’s Office- $28,714
-Hope Harbor- $750,000

The funding originates from the Federal Crime Victims Fund, which collects funds from criminal fines, forfeitures, special assessments and gifts or donations and is not reliant on taxpayer money.