After months of fighting for New York City’s finest – and just in time for Christmas, the New York Police Department was finally awarded a federal grant to cover overtime costs related to protecting President Donald Trump and his family.
Provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Presidential Residence Protection Assistance (PRPA) Grant program, the funding reimburses state and local law enforcement agencies for personnel costs incurred while protecting any non-governmental residence of the President.
The grant program is funded through the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2017, legislation that local Congressmember Dan Donovan helped pass earlier this year.
“It’s a national priority and federal responsibility to protect the leader of the free world,” said Donovan who, earlier this year, helped secure $68 million in a budget agreement to reimburse local jurisdictions for the costs of protecting President Trump and his family after Election Day. “The brave men and women of the NYPD have done an exceptional job of securing the President and his family, and this funding is well deserved.”
The NYPD received over $36.5 million through the PRPA Grant, which was the highest amount of funding allocated to any locality in the nation.
Donovan announced the funding on Friday, December 22.