Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $43,446)
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 the city of Bloomington and Monroe County will use their JAG award in the amount of $43,446 to fund the Critical Incident Response Team task force. The Critical Incident Response Team provides tactical resolution of high risk incidents, covert surveillance operations and protective detail for high profile individuals. The city of Bloomington, serving as the fiscal agent will use $43,446 to purchase two fifteen passenger vans. The vans will be used to transport task force members to potential crisis sites to carry out counter-terrorist and violent crime interdiction missions. Monroe County has elected not to receive any award funds.