Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $199,578)
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 Portland, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award with two disparate jurisdictions within the county. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program. The city of Portland will receive $152,949, the city of South Portland will receive $28,540, and Cumberland County will receive $18,089. The jurisdictions will use the funds to purchase equipment for officer safety, investigative, and patrol purposes. Additionally these jurisdictions will use grant funding to hire personnel and provide training. The goals of these projects are to improve and enhance law enforcement in the local area.