The Department of Justice has granted Massachusetts over $8.3 million to help local organizations defray the cost of helping marathon victims.
According to a press release by the Massachusetts congressional delegation, the money goes to the state's Office of Victim Assistance. They in turn will release funds to organizations and groups that provided support to victims, emergency personnel and witnesses in the wake of the bombing.
“After the terrorist attack at last year’s Boston Marathon, many local organizations provided critical support to those affected by the tragedy, demonstrating the Commonwealth’s strength, spirit, and resilience,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren in the statement. “I’m pleased and grateful that the DOJ has awarded this major federal grant to Massachusetts to support our agencies’ work, and to ensure that those affected by the attack have the resources they need as they continue to recover.”
The money comes from the Department of Justice's Office for Victim's of Crime, which grants, information and assistance to people and groups subjected to violence and crime.