Kind Announces Funding for Western Wisconsin Law Enforcement in Economic Recovery Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) today announced that law enforcement in western Wisconsin will receive nearly $500,000 in additional funding through an investment made in the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“Like families, local governments are also struggling during this economic downturn,” Rep. Kind said. “These additional funds will go a long way to ensuring local governments won’t have to lay off police officers and can continue important law enforcement initiatives. Public safety must remain a top priority regardless of what is happening with the economy.”
The Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided additional funding for the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which supports state and local activities to prevent and control crime. JAG funds can be used by state and local governments for a wide variety of initiatives that bolster law enforcement or improve education as well as for technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems.
Byrne JAG Funding for western Wisconsin under Economic Recovery & Reinvestment Act:
Third Congressional District: $473,463
Eau Claire: $109,854
La Crosse: $146,561
(Onalaska receives $17,023 of that amount)
Richland Center: $10,374
St. Croix: $25,003