Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $1,301,124 to Nevada law enforcement agencies under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which supports a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime.
“Nevada’s law enforcement officers work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, and federal grants under the Byrne JAG Program are critical in helping them do so,” said Cortez Masto. “That’s why I pushed hard this summer for more funds for this program, which will help police officers across Nevada prevent crime and promote public safety. I’ll keep working in the Senate to support Nevada’s law enforcement so they can do their jobs protecting Nevadans.”
As the former top law enforcement official in Nevada, Senator Cortez Masto has led multiple efforts to support police in the Senate. In June, she led bipartisan efforts to push for further support for the Byrne JAG program. Her bipartisan legislation to provide peer support for federal law enforcement officials passed the Senate in June, and her Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act was signed into law last year to help prevent law enforcement suicide. The American Rescue Plan she championed set aside $4 billion so that Nevada’s state and local governments could maintain essential services like police and first responders.
The grant program awards will be disbursed as follows:
- $834,481 to Clark County
- $207,233 to the City of North Las Vegas
- $194,890 to the City of Reno
- $48,535 to the City of Henderson for mobile traffic signs and signals
- $15,985 to the City of Carson City for community development and youth outreach