Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $14,319)
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 Bethel will use the $14,319 of 2010 JAG funds to improve and enhance its law enforcement program by purchasing crime scene forensic equipment, supplies, and minor equipment. The city will contribute $729 in matching funds for a total of $15,048 in available funds for this effort.