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Florida's FY 2008 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $6,690,822)

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 Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is the State Administering Agency for JAG, and will administer the Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). The Office of Criminal Justice Grants (OCJG) will support local governments in Florida by allowing them to develop projects for JAG funding in seven program areas. The types of programs under each program area include: 1) law enforcement programs designed to eradicate marijuana, dismantle clandestine laboratories, provide overtime and equipment, apprehend violent fugitives, and disrupt illicit commerce; 2) prosecution and court programs will include career criminal prosecution programs to improve the investigation and prosecution of all types of crimes; 3) prevention and education programs will provide community and neighborhood programs to assist citizens in preventing and controlling crime; 4) corrections and community corrections programs will support programs designed to provide additional public correctional resources and improve the correctional system; 5) drug treatment programs will identify and provide treatment for adults and juveniles offenders with substance abuse dependencies; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs will provide criminal justice information systems to assist law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and corrections organizations; 7) crime victim and witness programs will develop and implement programs to provide assistance to jurors, witnesses, and victims of crimes (other than compensation). The OCJG will use administrative funds for personnel and fringe benefits, travel expenses, supplies, consultants and contracts, and indirect costs necessary to administer the JAG funds.


Date Created: August 5, 2008