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2012 Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $190,600)

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 will utilize the JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used pay salaries and overtime. A portion of the JAG funds will be used to lease law enforcement vehicles. The project goals are to increase essential law enforcement services.

City of Lincoln will utilize FY 2012 JAG funds to: pay salaries to continue to have staff from the Lancaster County Attorney's Office and Lancaster County Sheriff's Office assigned to the Lincoln/Lancaster County Investigative Narcotics Cooperative; and to fund the offsite facility lease and the monthly expenses associated with running an offsite location collocated with Nebraska State Patrol with workspace for DEA, FBI, BATF, IRS, and US Attorney's Office. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 24, 2012