Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,977,677)
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 Nebraska, through the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (NCLCJ), will utilize its 2010 JAG award to fund projects within the following priority areas: 1) multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task forces; 2) gang enforcement and prevention; 3) community prosecutorial activities; 4) training specific to drug and violent crime justice information-sharing; and 5) prisoner re-entry initiatives. The NCLCJ will competitively make sub-awards to agencies seeking to fund projects within the aforementioned priority areas. The NCLCJ will also take ten percent of their award for administrative costs in the areas of personnel, travel, association dues, and various office expenses.