Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $873,480)
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 County of Alameda will act as the fiscal agent for all disparate jurisdictions listed under the FY 14 JAG allocation. The FY 2014 JAG award will be utilized for one or more of the following areas: law enforcement programs; prosecution and court programs; prevention and education programs; corrections and community corrections programs; drug treatment programs; and planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs. Specifically, funds will be used for personnel and overtime; law enforcement, communications, and surveillance equipment and supplies; law enforcement training; less-than-lethal devices; and technology upgrades.