Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $65,731)
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).
St. Louis County and the city of Duluth have been certified disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of FY 2010 JAG funds allocated. Grant funds will be used for the County Drug Court programs in the South and in the North, and to support the First Witness Program, a child abuse resource and training program. The St. Louis County will then take its separate allocation for purchasing ammunition for the Sheriff's Office, and the city of Duluth will use its share of funding for equipping the new headquarters for the Duluth Police Department with computers, flatscreen televisions, and a projector.