Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $115,134)
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 city of Clarksville and Montgomery County have agreed to share the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 JAG funds of $115,134 for their law enforcement program and crime prevention. The funds will be used for equipment and enhancements for the training facility. The city will serve as the Fiscal Agent. The city has established procedures and processes to receive, process, track, and account for special funded projects to ensure that no commingling occurs. The goal is to enable both the county and the city jurisdictions to achieve additional measures of public safety services, also to enhance and modernize field training tactical course facilities, provide training and safety to officers and the public they serve.