$2.7M in public safety grants for N.J. counties

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


$2.7M in public safety grants for N.J. counties