Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $81,531)
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 Fayetteville, City of Springdale, and Washington County will share the JAG funds. The City of Fayetteville will use their share of funds to pay for a variety of law enforcement related trainings. The City of Springdale will use their share of funds to purchase an all terrain vehicle for police patrol purposes. Washington County will use their JAG funds to purchase bar code scanners and an automated electronic defibrillator for county law enforcement. NCA/NCF