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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $992,681)

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).

Jackson County and the cities of Blue Springs, Grandview, Independence, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, and Raytown will use JAG funds to support multiple criminal justice initiatives. Specific grant funded activity will involve the purchase of electronic ticket writer systems for traffic enforcement, tactical body armor, firearms, helicopter searchlights, mobile computers, software, printers, a microscope, surveillance cameras, and investigative equipment. The salaries of crime scene technicians, prosecutorial staff, deputies assigned to a drug interdiction team, drug court staff, and deputies assigned to courthouse security will also be supported. For grant administration purposes, the city of Kansas City will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 22, 2010