The Home Office says it could grant Dyfed Powys Police more than £2 million to support the investigation into the search for the missing five-year-old girl April Jones.
The Home Office says it has agreed in principle for a special grant application and it would be scrutinised by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) before being approved.
The Home Office says the anticipated cost of the search investigation will be between £1.8 million and £2.4 million.
Prisoners in HMP Shewsbury have donated a bench in memory of missing five-year-old April Jones.
More than two hundred people took part in a charity walk to raise money for the April Jones Fund.
As the search for missing five year old April Jones continues, well-wishers light candles and lanterns for her.