FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Five law enforcement agencies in Kentucky will share nearly $33,000 worth of grants.

The grants are being awarded through the state Law Enforcement Protection Program.

Gov. Steve Beshear says the grants will provide essential protective equipment for law enforcement officers.

The funds can be used to acquire body armor, weapons, ammunition and Tasers.

The grant recipients are the cities of Bardwell, Irvington and Pippa Passes, along with the Crittenden County and Pike County fiscal courts.

The Law Enforcement Protection Program is administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.