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Cass County 2011 Collaborative Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $85,858)

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).

These funds will be used to enhance and improve this coordinated effort by Cass County, the City of Fargo and the City of West Fargo through equipment purchases over the next four years. The City of West Fargo has been named as the fiscal agent and will use the funds for video and ballistic equipment purchases. The City of Fargo will use the funds to cover for narcotics investigations which target drug offenders. The goal of the funding is to increase the availability of narcotics investigators to conduct ongoing investigations of drug offenders. Cass County has opted to not receive a portion of these funds.


Date Created: August 11, 2011