Crime Prevention Funding Board
According to Brown County Code of Ordinances 30.02 - Brown County Courts shall impose a crime prevention surcharge in the amount of $20 per count or in the amount as amended from time to time by the state for each count involving a misdemeanor or felony conviction whenever the court imposes a sentence or places a person on probation pursuant to WI State Statute 973.0455. All funds shall be placed in an account for use by the Crime Prevention Funding Board created in accordance with WI State Statute 59.54(28). The surcharge is used to award organizations and law enforcement agencies for crime prevention programs in the community.
The Brown County Crime Prevention Grant Funding Board is made up of seven members including:
- The presiding Judge of the Circuit Court, or his/her designee.
- The District Attorney, or his or her designee.
- The Sheriff, or his or her designee.
- The County Executive, or his or her designee.
- The Mayor of the largest municipality, or his or her designee.
- A person chosen by a majority vote by the Sheriff and all of the chiefs of police departments within the county.
- A person chosen by the county's public defender's office.
Completed applications should be submitted to the Office Manager of the Brown County Circuit Courts to be reviewed by the Brown County Crime Prevention Funding Board. If the application is approved, the Funding Board will award the funds to a permissible organization for the selected program. The Office Manager of the Brown County Circuit Courts will complete the required end of the year reporting documentation.
There is no grant limit; however, grants generally range from $500 to $3,000 and are awarded twice a year (April and October).
Grant applications should be submitted to the Brown County Courts Office Manager here:
WI State Statute 59.54(28)- Crime Prevention Funding Board
BCCP Funding Board Grant Process Chart
Grant Budget form (Must be filled out if grant request is over $2500)
|Tammy Jo Hock, Presiding Judge of Brown County - Chair|
|David Lasee, Brown County District Attorney|
|Todd Delain, Brown County Sheriff|
|Troy Streckenbach, Brown County Executive|
|Eric Genrich, Mayor of Green Bay|
|Derek Beiderwieden, Chief of De Pere Police Dept.|
|Jeff Cano, Managing Attorney, Green Bay State Public Defender's Office|