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Omaha Tribe Community Safety Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $23,831)

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 Omaha Tribe of Nebraska will use the FY 2010 JAG award to enhance community safety. Specifically, grant funds will be used to support training on community-based policing and to purchase radio equipment. A Community Safety Advisory Team (CSAT) will be established to enhance and broaden partnerships that will serve to assist in planning strategic initiatives in order to reduce crimes. The project goals are to decrease crime and increase public safety.


Date Created: August 19, 2010