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Montana Edward Byrne Memorial - Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $336,694)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The State of Montana will use its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award for continued support of law enforcement and drug task force programs. Montana's top priorities are to: reduce the supply of illegal drugs and disrupt the manufacturing and distribution systems; educate the citizens about the dangers of illegal drugs and related crime; and develop a continuum of sanctions for illegal use of drugs. Montana will also continue to use JAG funds for the following areas: law enforcement programs; prevention and education programs; and planning, evaluation, and technology. Montana will also continue to support the operation of seven local multi-jurisdictional drug task forces.


Date Created: August 19, 2008