The Wisconsin Department of Justice received a federal grant Friday for more than $500,000 to help the victims of the Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting last year, according to a news release.
The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistant Program grant will be used to cover mental health and trauma services for those affected by the massacre, which left six people dead and six others wounded when white supremacist Wade Page opened fire inside the temple, according to the release from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.
It will also help pay for overtime costs for the Oak Creek Police Department, which provided security for events following the attack, as well as for reimbursement for the Crime Victims Compensation program, which helped pay for expenses related to the incident, according to the release.
The grant comes from the federal Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime.
Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the killings.