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Equipment Expansion Project 2010

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $107,367)

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 Las Cruces and Dona Ana County will use their JAG award in the amount of $107,367 to improve law enforcement safety, crime scene investigation, and tactical training; implement training to support volunteer programs within law enforcement; prevent drug and alcohol impaired driving; provide local anti-gang programs; and reduce gun violence. The city of Las Cruces will receive $64,074 and Dona Ana County will receive $43,293.


Date Created: August 26, 2010