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Genesee County and City of Flint Enforcement and Prevention Projects

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $99,817)

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).

Genesee County and Flint City agreed that the County will be the fiscal agent and will disburse $44,917.65 to the City. Both jurisdictions will use funds for law enforcement purposes. The Flint Police Department and Genesee County Sheriff's Office will use funds on overtime for officers to patrol high crime areas, engage in selective enforcement, and conduct community prevention and education programs. Equipment purchases are planned also and will include digital cameras and digital imaging software.


Date Created: August 24, 2008