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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $51,447)

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 Casper and Natrona County will use JAG funds to support separate law enforcement initiatives. Grant funds will be divided evenly between the two jurisdictions to accomplish program goals. The city will use its portion to enhance the police department's computer dispatch system. The grant funded addition will enable real-time use of intelligence gathered. Information will also be accessible to all sections of the department. The county will use remaining funds to purchase radios and associated equipment to enhance the communications of the Sheriff's Office. For grant administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 25, 2010