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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $22,665)

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 the city of Appleton and Outagamie County, will share the JAG grant award. The city will use the funds to support the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Funds will also be used to train officers in the Combat Application Tourniquets to help officers save their own life, the life of a fellow officer, or the life of a citizen. The county will use the funds to replace an automated public warning emergency notification system. This system is a vital part of the emergency alert system that includes cable television override and tornado siren activation capabilities. The equipment upgrade will ensure the safety of citizens and visitors during emergencies.


Date Created: September 8, 2011