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FY 15 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $431,395)

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 Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are listed as disparate jurisdictions under the FY 15 local JAG allocation. The city will serve as the fiscal agent. Both the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) propose utilizing grant funds to provide sworn field officers and civilian staff with adequate equipment and technology. Having adequate equipment and technology will enhance both departments’ abilities to identify and apprehend known suspects and provide a safer, more secure environment for officers and citizens alike. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 20, 2015