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Law Enforcement Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,545)

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 disparate jurisdiction consisting of Vermilion County and the City of Danville, Illinois will use their fiscal year 2008 JAG funds to continue their public safety efforts. The fiscal agent, the City of Danville, will use $7,025 to purchase portable radios in order to replace existing radios nearing the end of their normal service life. Vermilion County will use $5,520 to fund officer overtime for crime prevention, violence suppression, drug interdiction, and community policing efforts.


Date Created: August 12, 2008