Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,843)
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 Donna will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $10,843 to enhance their law enforcement efforts by purchasing five level three tactical vests and ten night vision scopes for tactical rifles. The police department's goal is to provide protection for their SWAT team officers so they may perform operations in a safer environment.