Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $61,523)
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 disparate jurisdictions of the County of Saginaw and the City of Saginaw will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $61,523 to support annual reccurring costs associated with the maintenance of the Area Records Management System (ARMS). Each jurisdiction will receive an allocation of $30,761.50 to assist with the maintenance costs. The ARMS organizes, assigns, computes, and shares public safety information critical to the delivery of public safety services in the community, and is the records and data management system used by all law enforcement/public safety agencies in Saginaw County.