Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $57,257)
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 Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department ($36,688) and the city of New Iberia ($20,569) have been allocated individual awards under the FY 2010 JAG Program; however, the jurisdictions have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to submit a joint award in the amount of ($57,257) to support local law enforcement initiatives. The city of New Iberia will forgo all funds to assist the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department replace analog radios and supplies in patrol units. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department will purchase twenty-one mobile radios, ten GPS speaker microphones, and ten rapid chargers. Edward Byrne JAG funds will assist Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department's policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.