The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $12,297 to the
Pickens County Sheriff’s Office to reimburse some of the costs
of incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens who have committed
serious crimes in the
This opportunity originates from federally mandated programs that the County is providing at a cost to local taxpayers. As many local entities are aware, the Federal Government drives local political entities to assume more responsibility for the administration and delivery of government services. However, in some cases there are federal funding opportunities available, if the proper request is made. Identifying federal funding stream opportunities and then properly applying for them are not simple or easy tasks. The interaction between federal, state, and local political entities is complex, and often unwieldy for most local political entities.
The Pickens County
Sheriff’s Office was one of only 929 (out of 3,140) eligible
local entities across the