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2012 La Crosse Area Collaborative Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $22,577)

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 city of La Crosse, serving as the fiscal agent for this grant award, will share the JAG funds with La Crosse County. The city will use their share of the grant funds to purchase an Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) system. The county will use their share of the JAG funds to purchase tactical vests for the Emergency Response Team. The JAG grant will allow both agencies to upgrade and enhance critical law enforcement equipment allowing both agencies to enhance officer safety and wellness, promote public safety and enhance criminal investigations and interdictions. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 30, 2012