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FY 2008 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $25,312)

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 Champaign and the City of Champaign will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $25,132 to continue their public safety efforts. The fiscal agent, the City of Champaign, will use $23,737 to attend a Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) training conference and fund professional policy development over the three year grant period in order to become accredited, and purchase software to electronically distribute policies and directives to employees, which will allow administrators to ensure that employees are reading and comprehending policies and directives. Champaign County will use $1,575 to purchase six pairs of fire resistant gloves and two radio headsets for the METRO SWAT team's use during emergency response situations.


Date Created: August 12, 2008