Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $771,963)
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 applicant will utilize JAG funds to serve as a support mechanism to the city's crime prevention and public safety strategy, allocate resources to maintain safer communities, and stimulate economic growth through employment opportunities. Specifically, the applicant will use their 2014 JAG funds to: expand/improve upon crime prevention capacity and efforts; ensure the continuation of successful community-based crime prevention programs; and create/preserve jobs associated with crime reduction strategies.