Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $148,232)
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 City of Aurora and Kane County, as disparate jurisdictions, will share the 2009 JAG funds. The City of Aurora will serve as the fiscal agent and use their share of funds ($108,210) to purchase a Ford Crown Victoria police vehicle, 9 two-way police radios, and 251 CBRN respirator canisters. Kane County will use their share of funds ($40,022) to purchase police cruisers, SWAT team equipment, and program materials for the 'Too Good for Drugs Program.'