State gets credit for social services


Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 8:52 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma is getting $1.5-million in federal grants to help domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

More than three dozen state agencies receive federal money for domestic violence and sexual assault programs through the District Attorneys Council. The council administers the Justice Department grants.

Officials say a government policy change means they won't have to match the grants with more than $500,000 in local funds.

The match now can be covered by funds the state is spending on domestic violence and sexual assault programs. The announcement of the change earned a standing ovation at a meeting to discuss the grant.