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New Mexico Department of Public Safety: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

Deadline: August 21, 2015

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program provides state agencies and units of local government with the resources necessary to provide, or supplement, personnel costs (including overtime), contractual support, travel and training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice in alignment with the Southwest Region New Mexico High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area’s (HIDTA) Threat Assessment and Drug Strategy’s approach to combating illicit drugs and violent crime within eligible program purpose areas. These areas include Law Enforcement and Prevention and Education. These program purpose areas are intended to sustain evidence-based, intelligence-driven multi-jurisdictional drug trafficking enforcement, highway interdiction initiatives, and criminal gang activity suppression. It includes: 1) prevention and education activities related to teaching the community to identify gang activity within their communities and discourage youth involvement with gangs, and 2) support for statewide multi-jurisdictional task forces aimed at apprehending violent criminal and felony offenders, and reducing gun violence.

Amount: The total amount of pass-through funding available to sub-recipients is approximately $646,422 and the total amount of state funding available to qualified state agencies is approximately $721,485.

Eligibility: Limited to statewide, regional, or local law enforcement entities that support law enforcement activities in accordance with JAG program guidelines. The applicant sponsoring the program must be a unit of local government, which is a town, township, village, parish, city, county, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state; any law enforcement district or judicial enforcement district that is established under applicable state law and has authority to, in a manner independent of other state entities, establish a budget and impose taxes; or a federally recognized Indian tribe that performs law enforcement functions as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.

Link: http://www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/grants-management/

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