New York to be reimbursed for President Donald Trump's security costs

New York City Police officers guard the front of Trump Tower, in New York, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York is getting nearly $26 million in federal funds to reimburse law enforcement agencies for costs associated with guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced the grants Wednesday. She said the money covers costs incurred during the 2 1/2 months between Election Day and Inauguration Day. Lowey is a ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee.

The New York Police Department is getting $18.9 million and the Suffolk County Police Department is getting $7 million.

Police commissioner James O'Neill had written to New York's congressional delegation earlier this year seeking the reimbursement. The original estimate had been lowered from $35 million to $24 million.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City taxpayers are now getting back part of what they're owed.

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