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FY 2016 JAG Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $655,876)

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 Office of the Governor, Law Enforcement Planning Commission, will utilize the 2016 JAG State award to fund local criminal justice initiatives through pass through funding to local jurisdictions. The funds have been earmarked for faith-based initiatives, prevention after school programs, enhanced equipment for law enforcement, vehicles, technology enhancements, increase personnel, on-going training programs (on and off-island), rehabilitation/treatment and general operations to include administrative cost in an effort aimed at improving the territorial Criminal Justice System.


Date Created: September 27, 2016