POSTED: Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 7:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 7:34pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — After applying and re-applying, the BRAVE program has finally been approved to receive $1.5 million in grant money from the federal government.
The funding, which was approved today, will be spread out over three years, and will help target and cut down on crime in the 70805 area code.
Although the five BRAVE officers have been on the ground since mid-June, the project's future hung on the funding from the grant money.
BRAVE officers will continue to work with community leaders, churches and businesses in the area in an attempt to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement.