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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $84,495)

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 Idaho Falls and Bonneville County will share the JAG award. Bonneville County, serving as the fiscal agent for this grant award, will use their share of funds to purchase Mobile P25 Digital 700 MHz radios for the sheriff's department. The new radios will enable the sheriff deputies to communicate directly with all first responders. The city of Idaho Falls, through the police department, will use their share of JAG funds to purchase an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) software upgrade, a metal detector, and an incident command trailer for emergency on scene command.


Date Created: August 16, 2010