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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,594)

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 City of Troy and the County of Rensselaer will utilize their JAG award in the amount of $12,594 to support overtime salaries for Troy Police Department officers. The overtime patrols will be conducted when unusual and/or high crime situations arise, and will entail intensive patrols and directed enforcement activities of specific areas within the city. For purposes of grant administration, the city has been designated as the fiscal agent responsible for grant management and oversight.


Date Created: August 19, 2008