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FY13 Edward Byrne JAG Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $92,579)

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).

Lane County and the City of Eugene, Oregon will use their $92,579 in FY 2013 JAG funds, divided equally between them at $46,289.50 each, for law enforcement equipment and public safety analytical support. A primary goal is to provide funding for analytical services for the Public Safety Coordinating Council, which is a regional advisory assembly charged with ensuring effective use of resources to prevent crime and to increase the sense of safety within the community. Additional important goals of the project are to purchase patrol rifles for the Eugene Police Department, and a variety of law enforcement equipment for the Lane County Sheriff's Office, including tasers, night vision monocular scopes, video equipment, medical equipment, and computer equipment.

Date Created: August 12, 2013