The city of Santa Clarita is seeking community feedback by noon Friday, Aug. 31 on a public safety grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.
The city is eligible to receive $24,647 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s JAG program, which is aimed at enhancing public safety.
JAG allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime, based on local needs and conditions.
Funds may be used for hiring, training and maintaining personnel, as well as for equipment, supplies and more to improve overall crime prevention.
“JAG funding is important to the city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station because it supports ongoing crime prevention programs that have been proven successful in our community,” said Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste.
“The funding will also enable the city and Sheriff’s Department to collaborate on new opportunities for improving safety, our highest priority in Santa Clarita,” Weste said.
Proposed operations and strategies for the 2018 JAG Grant application will focus on the purchase of efficient technology to help increase the effectiveness of Sheriff’s Department operations.
For more information on the 2018 JAG Grant application, or to view and comment on the proposal, visit santa-clarita.com/jag, or contact Jerrid McKenna at 661-255-4921 or firstname.lastname@example.org.