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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Justice Assistance Grant Information

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Justice Assistance Grant Information
Written Date:June 23, 2021Time:N/A
Reporting Officer:Administrative Services Analyst Claudia Bell


Details:

The Sheriff, on behalf of the County of Riverside, is applying for Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds available through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance. The JAG grant program allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based upon the jurisdiction’s identified needs and conditions. JAG was created by President George W. Bush to replace, the Edward Byrne Memorial Formula Grant and the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant. Unlike the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant, JAG requires no local match but does require grant funds to be maintained in a separate trust fund. Jurisdictions are awarded a specific allocation based upon a formula that incorporates population information and Part I violent crime data reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

2021 marks the eighth year the County has received the designation as a disparate area. A disparity exists when a county and multiple municipalities within that county are all eligible for direct awards, but the sum of the awards for the individual municipalities exceeds 400 percent of the county’s award amount. Jurisdictions certified as disparate must identify a fiscal agent that will submit a joint application for the aggregate eligible allocation on behalf of all the disparate municipalities. The joint application must determine and specify the award distribution to each unit of local government and the purposes for which the funds will be used. The Sheriff will act as the fiscal agent on behalf of all the eligible jurisdictions.

The 16 eligible jurisdictions include Riverside County and the cities of Banning, Beaumont, Cathedral, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Indio, Jurupa, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Perris, Temecula, Riverside. All eligible jurisdictions in the County have agreed per Inter-Local Agreement/MOU to reallocate the published JAG formula allocations to provide 10% of their JAG formula allocations to the County to act as the fiscal agent. These funds will be used to offset administrative costs.

The fiscal agent will submit the joint grant application; prepare and submit quarterly financial, performance, and annual programmatic reports; prepare and submit Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) reports; conduct a budget review and coordination of all pass-through amounts to the eligible jurisdictions. The County will release grant funds on a reimbursement basis up to the jurisdiction's adjusted grant allocation based on the documentation of eligible expenditures.

JAG provides supplemental funding for law enforcement activities in addition to prosecution and court programs, corrections, and community corrections programs not currently available with local funding. Eligible purchases include equipment and supplies, retention of previously grant-funded key personnel, pay for overtime for special enforcement projects, or backfilling sworn vacancies.  JAG formula allocations and reallocations are summarized on the following schedule by jurisdiction:

JurisdictionJAG Formula AllocationAmount to Fiscal Agent – County 10%NIBRS Req. 3%Adjusted Individual Allocation
City of Banning$10,570($1,057)($286)$9,227
City of Beaumont$12,073($1,208)($326)$10,539
City of Cathedral$11,347($1,135)($307)$9,905
City of Corona$19,463($1,947)($526)$16,990
JurisdictionJAG Formula AllocationAmount to Fiscal Agent – County 10%NIBRS Req. 3%Adjusted Individual Allocation
City of Desert Hot Springs$21,441($2,145)($579)$18,717
City of Hemet$30,860($3,086)($834)$26,940
City of Indio$41,681($4,169)($1,126)$36,386
City of Jurupa$23,070($2,307)($623)$20,140
City of Lake Elsinore$12,800($1,280)($346)$11,174
City of Menifee$10,595($1,060)($287)$9,248
City of Moreno Valley$60,617($6,062)($1,637)$52,918
City of Palm Springs$20,815($2,082)($562)$18,171
City of Perris$16,732($1,674)($452)$14,606
City of Riverside$126,269($12,627)($5,266)$170,252
City of Temecula$10,570($1,057)($318)$10,252
County of Riverside$63,523($6,352)($1,716)$55,454
Total$492,426$49,249$15,191$490,919


The purpose of this press release is to make the public aware of the County of Riverside’s plan to distribute the JAG 2021 funding as outlined above. Any comments or questions may be directed to the Sheriff’s Media Information Bureau.

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