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Horry, Georgetown counties to get portion of $1.4 million in federal grants

Horry and Georgetown counties are among 22 communities in the state to receive federal grant money through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, according to a release from Sen. Lindsey Graham’s office.

The state will get more than $1.4 million in federal grant money through the program. Horry County is slated to receive $133,182 and Georgetown County will get $25,653.

The money can be used for programs focusing on law enforcement; prosecution and courts; prevention and education; corrections and community corrections; drug treatment; planning, evaluation, and technology improvement and crime victims and witnesses. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice.