Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $834,930)
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 Dallas is serving as the fiscal agent for the disparate jurisdictions for this FY 2015 JAG Award. As the fiscal agent, the City of Dallas will coordinate all JAG efforts throughout the County, including the receipt and distribution of funds, all required reporting, and monitoring sub-recipients within Dallas County to ensure project compliance and fund expenditure. Specifically, the City of Dallas will use its award funds to fund salaries for key personnel. The remaining jurisdictions will utilize their award funds to purchase various equipment for multiple areas, including data storage, information sharing, general police response, firearms, and crime analysis.