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City of Omaha/Douglas County JAG Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $404,549)

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 disparate jurisdictions will utilize the JAG award to support a range of program areas including: (1) increasing the efficiencies and effectiveness of criminal justice systems through technology improvements and enhancements; (2) ensuring quality crime prevention and education programs through education and outreach, and intervention programs; and (3) enhancing the professionalism and safety of law enforcement personnel through conference and training opportunities. Collectively, these strategies will serve to reduce the incidence of crime, increase essential law enforcement services, officer and community safety.


Date Created: September 13, 2016