Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $20,347)
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).
Lee County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $20,347 to increase community and neighborhood safety awareness, organize programs and materials so that they are more effective, and update and enhance current technology. More specifically, the Lee County Sheriff's Department will use JAG funding to purchase storage space, two neighborhood watch signs for 15 neighborhoods, two radios, 24 ICOP microphones, and 300 participant handbooks. In addition to purchasing the above equipment, the sheriff's department will use five percent of the grant funds to cover administrative expenses.