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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,741)

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 city and county of Missoula will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $13,741 to fund a civilian property clerk and purchase law enforcement equipment. The Missoula County Sheriff's Department will use their portion of JAG funds ($5,496) to support the part-time wages of a civilian property clerk. This position will assist with logging and processing evidence and managing evidence rooms. The Missoula Police Department will use their portion of the funds ($8,245) to purchase ten Tasers and two Taser holsters. These purchases will continue to expand the Police Department's Taser program, which was begun with Local Law Enforcement Block Grant funds in Fiscal Year 2003.


Date Created: September 4, 2008