Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $140,031)
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 Kane County and the cities of Aurora and Elgin will share this JAG award in the amount of $140,031 and use funds for law enforcement purposes. The city of Aurora, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of funds for two police vehicles that are required for patrol. The city of Elgin will purchase laptop computers, software, and an evidence collection device for the police department and support a data conversion project for gang intelligence information. Kane County will purchase patrol vehicles for the sheriff's office.