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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $143,949)

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 disparate jurisdictions, consisting of Canyon County and the cities of Caldwell and Nampa, will use share the JAG award. The city of Caldwell, serving as the fiscal agent for the grant award, will use their share of grant funds to purchase two law enforcement vehicles. The city of Caldwell Police Department is also working to implement two programs, Cell Phone Forensics and Peer to Peer Investigations. Both programs are closely linked and will utilize the same equipment and high speed cable connection. The grant will provide funds to purchase needed cable jacks, speakers, and a year subscription to high speed cable. Canyon County, through the sheriff's office, will use their funds to purchase equipment, supplies, and room improvements to upgrade a stand alone digital interview recorder to a single system digital recording system that can incorporate existing cameras and audio feeds. The sheriff's office will upgrade an interview room for sound dampening. The city of Nampa plans to use their share of grant funds to purchase three police patrol cars and related equipment.


Date Created: August 16, 2010