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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $51,996)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, 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 city of Rio Rancho, serving as the fiscal agent for the grant award, will share the JAG funds with Sandoval County and the town of Bernalillo. The city of Rio Rancho, along with the county, agreed to use $33,347 to purchase a police cruiser with all necessary equipment. The town of Bernalillo will use $18,649 to purchase tactical, bicycle, and patrol equipment, and two mobile data terminals for the town's police department.


Date Created: August 16, 2010