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FY 2015 State of Montana Edward Byrne - Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Lewis and Clark
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $856,904)

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 Montana Board of Crime Control will use this award to continue to fund the six multi-jurisdictional drug task forces (MJDTFs) throughout the state in support of their efforts to detect and apprehend drug traffickers and illegal drug offenders. The funding will be used for 1) supply reduction of illegal drugs and disrupting of the manufacturing and distribution system; 2) education about the dangers of illegal drugs and related crime; 3) detection, enforcement, tracking, record-keeping and data reporting of drug endangered children-related laws and activities; 4) detection, enforcement, tracking, record-keeping and data reporting of gang-related laws and activities; and 5) complete and accurate performance activity and crime data reporting by the MJDTFs and law enforcement agencies throughout the state.


Date Created: August 27, 2015