Newburgh wins one of four ‘Safe Neighborhoods” grants in nation

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NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh is one of only four municipalities in the country to receive a Project Safe Neighborhood grant.
City Manager Michael Ciaravino said the $458,000 grant will aid the city in its crime-fighting efforts.
“The Project Safe Neighborhoods program is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in gun crime and gang violence,” Ciaravino said. “The program’s effectiveness is based on the cooperation of local, state and federal agencies all working together. The main goal is going to be to compliment the New York State ‘GIVE’ grant.”
The GIVE program is aimed at taking guns off the streets.
The other three municipalities to receive the Project Safe Neighborhoods grants are all on the west coast.