Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $37,475)
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 Humboldt County and the city of Eureka will use the JAG award to increase technology and communications throughout the county. The city of Eureka, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $30,975 to upgrade to a cellular signal for connection to send data to mobile data computers. Humboldt County will use $6,500 to purchase a new communication system to be able to communicate when investigators are working in remote areas.