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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $80,417)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The disparate jurisdictions consisting of Bonneville County and city of Idaho Falls will use the JAG award in the amount of $80,417 towards law enforcement initiatives and equipment. Bonneville County, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $55,730 to purchase an evidence tracking system with barcode hardware, forensic recovery of evidence device, forensic toolkit and mobile phone examiner, as well as three breath alcohol testers and 50 rapid deployment bags. Idaho Falls will use $24,687 to purchase and install 24 laptop computers in police vehicles.


Date Created: August 20, 2009