Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $464,477)
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 of the city of Saint Paul, the city of Maplewood, and Ramsey County will share this 2010 JAG award, with the city of Saint Paul serving as the fiscal agent. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. JAG funds will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program.
The city of Maplewood and Ramsey County will use their funds to pay personnel costs. Maplewood and Ramsey will both pay for officer overtime. Ramsey County will also pay for personnel costs for a Community Corrections Aide and for a County Attorney's Office Investigator.
The city of Saint Paul will pay overtime and fringe benefits for Saint Paul Police Department officers. They will also utilize ten percent of the award for administrative costs.