Grants to Assist Local Law Enforcement

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) has announced $23 million in federal grant funds to be distributed statewide from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the 2019-2020 Federal Fiscal Year. Three of those grants affect Cannon County.

The Cannon County Sheriff’s Department will receive $10,000 for alcohol and impaired driver enforcement. The Woodbury Police Department also received a grant for the same purpose, in the amount of $10,150. Additionally, the 16th Judicial District Attorney General Jennings Jones’ office will receive $202,750 for prosecution of DUI cases.

More than 335 federal grants exceeding $20 million in total have been awarded to law enforcement agencies and highway safety partners across Tennessee. Approximately $3 million in media grant funds will be allocated for statewide highway safety education and public awareness campaigns.