The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) recently received notification of available funding from the United States Justice Department under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program 2021 Local Solicitation. The JAG program provides local agencies with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where needed most. LFUCG is eligible to receive a formula amount of $135,250.
Awards are made in the first fiscal year of the appropriation and may be expended during the following 3 years. Extensions beyond this period may be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of BJA and must be requested via the Grants Management System (GMS) no less than 30 days prior to the grant end date.
JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following:
- Law Enforcement
- Prosecution and court programs, including indigent defense
- Prevention and education programs
- Corrections and Community corrections programs
- Drug treatment and enforcement programs
- Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs
- Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)
- Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.
The Lexington Police Department is recommending that these funds be expended for the Body Worn Camera Project as follows:
|BOA||CIS||178||Body Worn Cameras||$699||$124,422|
|BOA||CIS||Computer Equipment (switches, cables, transceivers & Fiber Equipment)||$10,828|