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FY 2011 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $68,547)

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 and county of Missoula will use these funds to enhance each agency's ability to provide efficient public safety services to the community and decrease crime. In addition, the jurisdictions hope to improve the efficiency of each agency through improved scheduling software, digital camera equipment and personnel to continue to provide a high level of community service and law enforcement. The Missoula Police Department, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the funds to purchase a police cruiser, software, and portable breathalyzers. Missoula County will maintain a part-time property clerk.


Date Created: September 1, 2011