Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $105,767)
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 Cass County, and the cities of Fargo and West Fargo will use this award to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime. Cass County will serve as the fiscal agent. The cities of Fargo and West Fargo will purchase law enforcement equipment to combat the exploitation of children, the use of illicit drugs, and gang-related crime, to include firearms, a police vehicle, and LED wallboards. Funds will also be used for enhancements to the Firearms Training Simulator.