FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The Mott Foundation is lending a hand to its struggling hometown, giving Flint's emergency financial administration $743,000 to operate a community policing program.
Flint announced Tuesday that the foundation's grant will pay for 11 police officers for six months. It says the officers will work in the city's neighborhoods.
State-appointed emergency manager Michael Brown says the grant also lets Flint continue a community policing research program with Michigan State University.
The city says the grant also will help it implement a new public safety plan, which includes five mini-stations in four new policing districts.
Brown is an appointee of Gov. Rick Snyder and has been making sharp cuts in police, fire and other city spending to eliminate a municipal budget deficit.
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