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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,552,085)

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 Clark County and the city of Las Vegas will use their JAG award in the amount of $1,552,085 to fund a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime. The specific breakdown of the award between the city and county has not yet been determined. Clark County, as the fiscal agent, will utilize up to 10 percent of the award for administrative costs. Both jurisdictions will use their share of this JAG award to fund system improvements and support a wide variety of programs including, but not limitied to, crime prevention, programs for at-risk youth, police officer education, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and gang abatement.


Date Created: August 17, 2010