Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,040,450)
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).
Broward County and twenty jurisdictions within the county borders are disparate and will jointly apply for their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $1,040,450. The Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) will serve as the fiscal agent. BSO will use five percent of the award amount for administrative purposes. BSO will use the grant funds to retain two positions slated to be impacted by their impending budget cuts. The positions currently provide for analytical and investigative support to contract cities and unincorporated areas in Broward County. The twenty disparate jurisdictions include the cities of Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miramar, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Weston, Lauderhill, Margate, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Davie Town, Coral Springs, Lauderdale Lakes, North Lauderdale, Sunrise, Tamarac, Coconut Creek, and Hallandale Beach. The disparate cities will use their grant funds for a variety of law enforcement, prevention, and education programming; law enforcement technology improvement projects; hiring and retaining personnel; purchasing supplies and equipment; training; and overtime.