Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $144,955)
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 grant recipient will use JAG funds to support a range of program areas including: law enforcement; crime prevention and education; prosecution and courts; corrections and community corrections; and drug enforcement. Funds will be used to support salaries, overtime costs and technology improvement. A portion of funds will be used to lease unmarked vehicles to be used in case investigations. Collectively, these strategies will serve to reduce the incidence of crime.