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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Applications Now Open

News Date: 
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 - 03:30

The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) encourages local law enforcement agencies and nonprofit organizations to apply for the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Through grant opportunities like these, the DHSEM seeks to build our capacity to act as a resource to first responders and local jurisdictions within Cook County.

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program helps support a range of program areas and funding may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, strategic planning, research and evaluation, data collections, training, personnel, equipment, forensic laboratories, supplies, contractual support or criminal justice information systems. The JAG program will provide a total of $1,046,748 to eligible applicants within Cook County. 

“This grant program will ensure that Cook County has the resources it needs to protect and serve its communities,” said Ernest Brown, executive director of the DHSEM.

The JAG guidance and application materials can be found at: https://www.cookcountyhomelandsecurity.org/grant-opportunities.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than 5:00PM CST on October 16, 2016. All applications must be submitted via email to steven.burris@cookcountyil.gov. Funding announcements will be made no later than October 31, 2016.

For questions regarding the application, pelase contact Steven Burris, DHSEM Grants Manager at steven.burris@cookcountyil.gov or via phone at 312-603-8543.

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The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management integrates first responders, their departments and resources from 134 Cook County municipalities, and serves as the central agency in Cook County for coordinating efforts to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from all incidents, whether man-made or natural. For more information, visit our website at www.cookcountyhomelandsecurity.org.