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Critical Incident Task Assignment Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $42,443)

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 cities of Caldwell and Nampa and Canyon County will use the JAG award in the amount of $42,443 to support a joint effort aimed at controlling gangs, drugs, and violent crimes in their communities. JAG funds will be used to pay for officer overtime costs incurred by the Caldwell Police Department, the Nampa Police Department, and the Canyon County Sheriff's Office for special task assignments that may include surveillance, gang sweeps, saturation patrols, and intelligence gathering. The agencies will hold quarterly meetings to review the progress of the program and expenditures made by each department. The city of Caldwell will serve as the fiscal agent between the disparate jurisdictions, and will be responsible for managing the grant.


Date Created: September 4, 2008