Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $12,241)
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 Hoopa Valley Tribe's Tribal Forestry and Tribal Police Departments will use their FY 2014 JAG funds in the amount of $12,241 to develop a Resource Protection Ranger position to be housed at Tribal Forestry. The purpose of this position will be to protect the 144 square miles of remote forest managed for timber production and the protection and conservation of fish, wildlife, water quality and cultural resources. Past difficulties have arisen from trespassing, stealing, and other violations by non-Tribal members. The specific purpose to which these funds will be applied is to purchase field supplies for the natural resource ranger personnel (Conservation Law Enforcement Officers) that will be hired by the Tribe. NCA/NCF