Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $304,215)
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 Bridgeport will use $304,215 in awarded Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds for the purchase of equipment for the local police department. Grant funds will pay for a complete line of fire range system at a cost of $73,000, a modular shoot house for $195,000, and professional delivery and installation in the amount of $36,215. The equipment will allow Bridgeport police officers to meet the required training hours while avoiding a reduction in manpower during patrol shifts.