Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $41,963)
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 Rochester and Olmsted County have been certified disparate and have agreed to jointly apply for the aggregate of funds allocated under the FY 2010 JAG Program. The City, serving as the fiscal agent, plans to use 100 percent of the funds for community crime prevention programs, a web site, a weekly call-in talk show, and training. The County will not receive any funds from this allocation.