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State of Colorado Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $4,471,938)

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 Colorado Department of Public Safety will use its Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to fund programs and projects in the following priority areas: law enforcement; prosecution and court; prevention and education; corrections and community corrections (including re-entry); drug treatment and enforcement; planning, evaluation, and technology improvements; and crime victim and witness protection (other than compensation). A portion of the state's JAG award will also be set aside for a mini-grant application process. Local Colorado jurisdictions that do not receive a direct JAG award from BJA will be eligible to apply for up to $7,500 to meet basic law enforcement needs. This grant application process is intended to continue the support of Colorado's rural law enforcement agencies. The funds will help units of local government to underwrite projects to reduce crime and improve public safety.


Date Created: August 3, 2010