(Juneau) Grant applications are being accepted by the Dodge County Crime Prevention Funding Board. The grant dollars are the result of action by the Dodge County Board in 2015. As part of the most recent state budget, Wisconsin counties are able to designate a portion of the funds that their circuit court collects for crime prevention programs. The county treasurer, through the clerk of courts’ office, has been collecting $20 from each felony and misdemeanor case. A seven-member board chooses how to disburse the dollars. The Crime Prevention Funding Board is chaired by Sheriff Dale Schmidt and includes District Attorney Kurt Klomberg, County Administrator Jim Mielke, Juneau Police Chief Dave Beal, Beaver Dam Mayor Becky Glewen and attorneys Gene Kirschbaum and Jacquelyn Wolter. The grant, for up to $12-thousand dollars, is for private non-profit organizations in Dodge County whose primary purpose is preventing crime, providing a funding source for crime prevention programs, encouraging the public to report crime, or assisting law enforcement agencies in the apprehension of criminal offenders. The grant can also be used by a law enforcement agency in the county that has a crime prevention fund. The deadline to apply is August 8 and the application must be submitted via email to Sheriff Dale Schmidt.
A link to the grant application can be found at www.dodgecountysheriff.com under “Dodge County Crime Prevention Fund” in the left column. Applications must be submitted electronically to Sheriff Dale Schmidt via email at [email protected]