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FFY16 Local JAG Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $31,848)

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 Fairbanks proposes to use funds for body worn cameras, and an unmanned aerial system. The City also proposes to maintain an officer on a multi-agency Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU). The goal of SDEU is to reduce the availability of illegal drugs and alcohol in the Fairbanks community through enforcement and prosecution.

Date Created: September 5, 2016