Millis and Natick Awarded JAG Program Grant Funding will support law enforcement across the Commonwealth
Boston - Representative David Linsky (D-Natick) announced today that the state has awarded $4.3 million in funding under the Edward J Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to cities and towns across the Commonwealth, including Natick and Millis. The JAG Program is a federal grant program that is the leading source of criminal justice funding awarded by the Department of Justice. This will provide Massachusetts with important funding to support law enforcement, prosecution, drug and violence prevention and education.
“In a year where it has become increasingly apparent that policing and law enforcement must change with needs of the community they represent, I am pleased to see increased funding to police departments, increased training, and improved working conditions” said Representative Linsky. “This funding will help in our continued work to create a better more constructive relationship between law enforcement and the communities they work for. I want to thank the JAG program for awarding Natick and Millis with the generous grants.”
Specific Fifth Middlesex Towns were awarded the following:
Millis - $15,016 for Trailer; Cones and Barricades; Radios
Natick - $20,000 for Diversity Training
To learn more about the JAG program visit https://www.mass.gov