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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $58,446)

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).

Laramie County and the city of Cheyenne will use JAG funds to support separate criminal justice initiatives. Through the grant, the county will purchase a security system for its law enforcement complex. The complex houses the Sheriff's Office and detention center. The city of Cheyenne will purchase three all terrain patrol vehicles for its police department. The vehicles will be used to patrol special events and areas that are not accessible by traditional patrol vehicles. For grant administration purposes, the county will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 25, 2010