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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, $71,347)

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 law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase gas masks, gas mask accessories, riot helmets, a Defensive Tactics Training Suit, a Modular Hard-Shell Crowd Control System, tactical gloves, body-worn cameras, and body-worn camera maintenance licenses and storage. The project goals are to improve the provision of essential law enforcement and detention and correctional services by purchasing essential equipment; ensure the safety of officers responding to a civil disturbance; and ensure the safety of officers responding to correctional facility mass disturbances.


Date Created: August 24, 2015