Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $244,083)
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 grantee will use awarded grant funds to pay for crime analysis and overtime costs for patrol and investigative personnel. Funds will be used to host a Citizens Police Academy and to support specialized training for police. The grant will also pay for tools for cold case investigations and crime victim services and to support technology. Approximately two percent of funding will pay for costs associated with administering the grant. NCA/NCF