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FY 2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,017,828)

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).

Idaho’s 2015 JAG funds will be used to support all state and local components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention, domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, fusion centers, and justice information sharing initiatives. With current funding challenges, Idaho realizes the importance of innovation and coordination to improving responses to criminal justice issues and has encouraged the criminal justice community to look at new ways of doing business. In order to support this need, the Idaho Grant Review Council will continue to encourage and implement collaboration and coordination, including comprehensive community and coalition projects. These projects can encompass a wide variety of organizations including law enforcement, treatment, courts and prosecution, schools, non-profits, and faith-based.


Date Created: August 30, 2015