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Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $11,535,950)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own 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 for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) will receive $11,535,950 in Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funds. OES will reserve $924,830 for personnel costs, benefits, and overhead to administer JAG. In addition, $10,611,120 shall be allocated to local units of government and the California Department of Justice's Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) to implement the BNE CrackDown Program, the Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program, and the California Counter-Drug Procurement Program.

Through the implementation of the BNE CrackDown Program's multi-jurisdictional task forces, special agents will concentrate on dismantling the major organizations responsible for regularly distributing hundreds of pounds of drugs throughout California and the nation. The Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program will support multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement teams in all 58 counties within California.

The California Counter-Drug Procurement Program (CCDPP) will allow Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) to obtain excess property from the U.S. Department of Defense at no expense except for transportation costs for counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities. The CCDPP will allow LEAs to purchase equipment through the federal government procurement system, in support of drug law enforcement under Section 1122 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1994.


Date Created: July 31, 2008