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Violent Crime Control Initiative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $22,792)

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 Melbourne Police will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $22,792 to enhance and improve law enforcement in Melbourne, Florida. The department will utilize the funding for overtime operations to address the violent criminal activity associated with drug sales and use within the community. The Melbourne Police Department intends to utilize 10 officers and two Sergeants during each operation.


Date Created: August 21, 2008