(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. 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, collects $20 from each felony and misdemeanor case. A seven-member board chooses how to disburse the dollars. The grant, for up to $15-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 April 15 and the application must be submitted via email to the board chairman, 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]