YAKIMA, Wash.-- Yakima
County is reapplying for a state grant to help prevent gang activity.
county received the GRIP grant last year for the cities of Yakima, Toppenish
money is used for social services and education to keep kids in the valley from
being involved in gangs.
officials said the grant would make it easier for the county to come together
and reach that goal.
are able to plan together instead of different departments planning separately,
so I think that's a real plus. This
kind of funding and this kind of forum allows us to create a county gang
initiative," said Yakima County Court Administrator, Harold Delia.
year, the city of Yakima no longer needs the grant because it is now able to
fund gang prevention programs itself.
Toppenish and Sunnyside are applying for a portion of the $400,000 state
grant. If they are chosen, the grant
will last for the next 21months.