Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $178,504)
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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Lafayette City-Parish and Lafayette City-Parish Sheriff will use this Fiscal Year 2010 Local JAG award in the amount of $178,504 for law enforcement initiatives. Lafayette City-Parish Sheriff, serving as the fiscal agent, will utilize their share of the funds to purchase virtual machines which will allow for continued connectivity to process necessary data/information. The Lafayette City-Parish Police Department will use their share of the funds to purchase a storage array and arbitrator units. Funds will be split evenly between both jurisdictions.