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Montana Edward Byrne - Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,563,677)

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 State of Montana, through the Montana Board of Crime Control, will use its Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $1,563,677 to support efforts aimed at the following: 1) reducing the supply of illegal drugs and disrupting the manufacturing and distribution systems; 2) educating the public about the dangers of illegal drugs and related crime; and 3) developing a continuum of sanctions for illegal use of drugs. Specifically, the funds will support multi-jurisdictional drug task forces (MJDTFs) that are instrumental in reducing the supply of drugs in Montana. The MJDTFs focus on the manufacturing and distribution of illegal drugs, make presentations to key community leaders and the general public about manufacturing and trafficking, and conduct educational sessions to schools about the dangers of illegal drugs.


Date Created: August 3, 2010