Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $507,692)
The Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) will help communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provide for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. This competitive grant announcement focuses on initiatives in eight areas: 1) preventing and reducing violent crime through community-based data-driven approaches; 2) providing funding for neighborhood-based probation and parole officers; 3) reducing mortgage fraud and crime related to vacant properties; 4) hiring of civilian support personnel in law enforcement (training staff, analysts, dispatchers, etc.); 5) enhancing forensic and crime scene investigations; 6) improving resources and services for victims of crime; 7) supporting problem-solving courts; and 8) national training and technical assistance partnerships.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will design and deliver a nationwide education and training program to facilitate frontline support for information-sharing efforts among state, local, and tribal (SLT) law enforcement agencies. The principal goal of this project is to promote implementation of the National Strategy for Information Sharing and the Information Sharing Environment by training chief executive officers of SLT law enforcement agencies.