Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $183,650)
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).
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, serving as the fiscal agent, submitted a joint application in coordination with Lafayette City-Parish. They will share $183,650 in 2009 JAG funds. Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office will use their share ($101,007.50) to purchase a mobile command post and pay for costs associate with managing the grant award. Lafayette City-Parish will use $82,642.50 to purchase mobile land radios to enhance and upgrade their current inventory to meet the mandated FCC Project 25 requirements.