Nearly $2.7 million in U.S. Department of Justice grants for public safety will be split among 14 counties in New Jersey.
The Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) were awarded to cities and towns in New Jersey for “a broad and diverse range of projects for law enforcement and the justice system, including law enforcement technology and equipment, legal and correctional services, and other crime prevention initiatives,” according to a release from Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ).
“New Jersey’s local governments are facing tight budget constraints that have forced the layoff of public safety officers who work hard every day to keep our communities safe,” said Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, in a release. “These federal grants will lend a critical hand to fight crime and reduce violence in our neighborhoods.”
–Essex County: $637,443 for Belleville, Bloomfield, East Orange, Irvington, Montclair, Newark, Orange City, West Orange, and the county government
–Hudson County: $410,429 for Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen, Union City, and West New York.
–Camden County: $327,384 for Camden, Cherry Hill, Gloucester, Lindenwold, Pennsauken, and Winslow
–Passaic County: $284,032 for Clifton, Passaic, and Paterson
–Union County: $269,863 for Elizabeth, Hillside, Linden, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, and Union
–Mercer County: $175,760 for Ewing, Hamilton, and Trenton
–Middlesex County: $130,936 for Edison, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Perth Amboy, and Woodbridge
–Atlantic County: $142,416 for Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, Galloway, and Pleasantville
–Cumberland County: $109,871 for Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland
–Monmouth County: $80,606 for Asbury Park, Long Branch, and Neptune
–Ocean County: $52,392 for Brick, Dover, and Lakewood
–Gloucester County: $28,425 for Deptford and Washington
–Bergen County: $17,408 for Hackensack
–Burlington County: $15,389 for Willingboro