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FY 16 JAG activities

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $564,510)

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).

Hennepin County and the cities of Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and Minneapolis will share, as disparate jurisdictions, the JAG award. The grant will be used to fund community policing activities, adopt a body worn camera program, purchase law enforcement equipment, continue the Hennepin Justice Minneapolis Anti-Violence (MAVI) activities, and continue the development of the county-wide information sharing program – Hennepin Justice Integration Program. A portion of JAG funds will also be used to hire an investigator and for police overtime. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 7, 2016