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FY 2013 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 2013, $1,183,497)

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 program 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 use the FY 2013 JAG award to fund various state and local projects that meet all JAG requirements and fall within the scope of the JAG purpose areas and State of Idaho priorities. With the 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 Grant Review Council will continue to encourage and implement collaboration and coordination, including comprehensive community and coalition projects. These projects can encompass a wide variety of organizations including law enforcement, treatment, courts and prosecution, schools, non-profits, and faith-based.


Date Created: August 20, 2013