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City of Decatur and Macon County FY 08 Local JAG

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $28,725)

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 jurisdictions of the County of Macon and the City of Decatur will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $28,725 to continue their public safety efforts. The fiscal agent, the City of Decatur, will use $21,544 to purchase tasers and cartridges, as well as to fund overtime for officers dedicated to community policing activities, such as bicycle patrol and neighborhood meetings, in areas identified through crime analysis. The County of Macon will use $7,181 to fund overtime for deputy sheriffs, correctional officers, and court security officers, and to purchase fuel for inmate transport.


Date Created: August 28, 2008