Haverhill Police Department Receiving $102,146 in Federal Money to Help Pay COVID-19 Costs

Congresswoman Lori Trahan and Mayor James J. Fiorentini met with local business owner Argenis Marte in Haverhill on Aug. 30, 2019. (WHAV News file photograph.)

The Haverhill Police Department is receiving $102,146 in federal money to pay COVID-19-related costs such as overtime, acquisition of personal protective equipment, training and addressing the medical needs of inmates.

Congresswoman Lori Trahan said Tuesday the money was disbursed by the Department of Justice Bureau as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as CARES.

“They are our local heroes, and this funding will ensure they have the equipment and support they need to do their jobs as safely as possible. As Congress continues its work on providing relief to the American people, we must ensure that our brave police officers, firefighters, EMTs, health care and emergency workers have everything they need to fight this pandemic and protect our communities,” said Trahan.

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini said, “It has been a top priority of my administration to make sure all our public safety and municipal workers as well as our residents have access to face masks and other PPE to make sure they are protected. These funds will go a long way to achieving this goal.”

Trahan supported passage of the CARES Act, which allocated $850 million in funding for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program to provide immediate relief to state and local governments providing emergency services on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

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