Congressman Pallone Announces Crime Prevention Grants for Towns in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties
WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that several towns in the Sixth District have been awarded grants to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime. One grant in the amount of $64,811 will be administered by Neptune and will also benefit Asbury Park and Long Branch. Another grant for $96,249 will be administered by New Brunswick and also service Perth Amboy, Edison and Woodbridge. The grants were provided through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG).
The funding will be used to purchase law enforcement equipment and supplies. New Brunswick will use the grant for a police vehicle, which will have mobile video and data equipment.
“Community safety is of utmost importance,” said Pallone. “At a time when our local law enforcement must cope with difficult funding levels, these federal grants make it possible for towns to support critical crime prevention activities that protect our New Jersey families and communities.”
JAG grants are awarded to states and units of local government, including tribes, to prevent and control crime. The funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice.
“I am pleased an important federal investment is being made to keep our communities safe and I will continue to support our local law enforcement operations,” added Pallone.