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Idaho FY2010 Edward Byrne Memorial Jusitce Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,814,605)

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 Idaho State Police's Planning, Grants, and Research (PGR) Department will follow the same awarding and monitoring process as they have with prior awarded Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds. Idaho's 2010 JAG funds will be used to support all state and local components of the criminal justice system, from multijurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Additionally, PGR with the help of the Idaho Statistical Analysis Center (SAC), will be conducting a needs assessment and survey in late 2010 to determine gaps in criminal justice services, as well as the needs of the criminal justice community. The survey will be sent to criminal justice organizations and community leaders (mayors, county commissioners, etc.). Once specific areas of need are identified, the Idaho Criminal Justice Grant Review Board can set aside JAG funds to address those needs.


Date Created: August 3, 2010