U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Jail Farm Out Supplement Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $204,927)

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 Unified Government of Wyandotte County/ Kansas City will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $204,927 to support their Jail Farm-Out Supplement Program. The goals of this program are to enhance public safety and provide "Farm-Out" services to inmates. The Unified Government is engaged in a justice system wide effort to reduce the average daily population of inmates, but even the best case scenario leaves "farm-out" requirements above the budgeted funds. The Unified Government proposes using the JAG allocation to supplement the "farm-out" budget to continue to provide "farm-out" services to inmates and avoid compromising public safety.


Date Created: September 16, 2009