The Justice Department has made available $3.4 billion in grant money for local victim assistance programs to help those affected by the tragic 1 October massacre which reportedly left 58 people dead and hundreds of others wounded.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:

Single-year grants will be awarded by the Justice Department with funds collected through criminal fines, fees and assessments, not taxpayer dollars.





Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the grants are designed to help “victims walk the long and difficult road to recovery.”

So far, more than $2.6 million in claims has been paid out and over 4,800 applications have been processed.