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FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $1,525,078)

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 Idaho State Police's Planning, Grants, and Research (PGR) Department will fund various state and local projects that meet all JAG requirements and fall within the scope of JAG's purpose areas and Idaho's priorities. With current funding challenges, Idaho realizes the importance of innovation and coordination to improving responses to criminal justice issues and has forced the criminal justice community to look at new ways of doing business. In order to support this need, the Idaho Criminal Justice Grant Review Board will continue to encourage and implement collaboration and coordination, including comprehensive community projects. These projects can encompass a wide variety of organizations including law enforcement, treatment, courts and prosecution, schools, non-profits, and faith-based. Projects have been and will continue to embrace multidisciplinary approaches in order to meet funding reductions, hold offenders accountable for violent and drug related crimes, and focus on early intervention and prevention programs by using best practices with outcome based performance measures.


Date Created: August 25, 2011