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Local JAG

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $21,033)

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 city of Erie and Erie County are disparate jurisdictions and will share the FY 2008 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in the amount of $21,033. Erie County has agreed to waive the use of the JAG funds. The entire allotted amount of $21,033 will go to the city of Erie to purchase a replacement vehicle for an arson investigation detective and certified arson detection dog, new video camera system for the criminal investigation interrogation room, and security enhancements for property/evidence storage room. This will greatly enhance the department's ability to conduct safe arson investigations, as well as safely monitor and secure public property and criminal evidence.


Date Created: August 20, 2008