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Weed and Seed initiative to receive federal funding at news conference June 5 at IU Northwest

The Glen Park Weed and Seed program will receive the first installment of $175,000 of an anticipated $1.2 million federal grant from the Department of Justice during a press conference Mon., Jun. 5, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the Library Conference Center, rm. 105C at Indiana University Northwest.

U.S. District Attorney Joseph Van Bokkelen will present the funds to Mary Lee, an organizer of the Weed and Seed program and staff member of IU Northwest. A large portion of the first installment has been earmarked for “weeding” the community, particularly in providing additional law enforcement. The remainder will be used to “seed” the community with new safe havens, which are after school programs and tutoring services for school children in the community. These programs were outlined in the initial application for funding. The Glen Park Weed and Seed program received official recognition in May, 2005. While they anticipate a full $1.2 million, the program must apply for each installment.

For more information, please contact Mary Lee at 219-980-6702 or email



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Michelle Searer
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