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City of Ocala JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $20,223)

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 Ocala will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $20,223 to fund Law Enforcement and a Drug Treatment program. Ten percent of the award will be used for costs associated with administering JAG funds through the Community Council against Substance Abuse. The JAG funds will be used for overtime to increase the number of officers on patrol, special operations and investigations. In addition, the funds will be used to offset the cost of drug screens for indigent participants.


Date Created: August 19, 2008