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Greater Kansas City Crime Prevention Initiatives

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $555,213)

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 disparate jurisdictions will utilize the JAG award to support crime prevention initiatives. Funds will be used to support drug court, graffiti abatement, training, reentry, community based programs and salaries. A portion of the funds will also be used to purchase computers and software programs, tasers, body cameras, firearms, ballistic helmets and shields. The goals of the project is to increase community and officer safety and provide essential law enforcement services.


Date Created: August 27, 2014