Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $58,032)
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 City of Beckley and Raleigh County, disparate jurisdications, will use FY14 JAG funds to purchase equipment and supplies. The Beckley City Police Department will serve as the fiscal agent. The goals are to increase the productivity of the local law enforcement and the safety of the community by providing its officers with the needed to effectively serve and protect the residents and visitors of Beckley/Raleigh County. NCA/NCF