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Gang Graffiti and Drug Activity Abatement

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $10,601)

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 Rock County and the city of Beloit will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Local JAG funds to address drug, gang, and firearm-related crime. The fiscal agent, the city of Beloit, will use $10,601 to fund salaries and overtime for enforcement in target areas that have had an increase in drug dealing activities and gang graffiti, and preventative educational materials for the community to encourage the community to collaborate with law enforcement in preventing firearm-related crime. Rock County has chosen to allocate the entire award to the city of Beloit.


Date Created: August 21, 2008