WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies – today announced $2,552,834 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) through the Department of Justice (DOJ) to support Kansas law enforcement.
Among the law enforcement agencies receiving the grant funding is the Salina Police Department, which will receive $18,475.
“As the leading source of federal funding coming from the DOJ, the JAG Program is a vital instrument to ensure our state and local law enforcement are equipped with the necessary tools and resources they need to keep our communities safe,” said Sen. Moran. “I am pleased to see these grants will be distributed to Kansas law enforcement and, as chairman of the subcommittee which provides resources to the DOJ, I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure this critical assistance is provided to the men and women who work each day to protect our communities.”
The JAG program provides states, tribes and local governments with resources to support a wide range of programs each year, such as: law enforcement; prosecution; indigent defense; courts; crime prevention and education; corrections and community corrections; drug treatment and enforcement; planning; evaluation; technology improvement; crime victim and witness initiatives; mental health programs; and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.
JAG Program Grant Recipients:
- Sedgwick County: $370,543
- City of Lawrence: $26,949
- Unified Government of Wyandotte County: $88,514
- City of Garden City: $12,509
- City of Leavenworth: $24,384
- City of Newton: $10,376
- City of Topeka: $64,995
- City of Hutchinson: $17,322
- City of Salina: $18,475
- City of Olathe: $69,721
- Riley County: $19,628
- City of Junction City: $11,788
- Executive Office of The State of Kansas: $1,817,630