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Communications Upgrade and Combating Gun Violence Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $35,400)

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 award recipient will utilize award funds to update existing radio communication system, and purchase forensic and training equipment. The goals of this program are to increase and enhance officer safety, communications, investigative techniques, and emergency responsiveness. Collectively, these strategies meet unfunded needs and will serve to increase law enforcement capacity and reduce crime. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 9, 2016