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Local JAG

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $21,180)

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 downtown population in the city of Greenville, SC has increased dramatically over the past few years due to the addition of a professional baseball stadium and newly added tourist attractions. Currently the city operates 110 public safety cameras within the downtown area and would like to expand on that. The $21,180 in 2008 JAG funds will allow the city to purchase two new cameras, bringing the total number of cameras to 112. The new cameras will be placed near Main Street, where many of the new attractions are located. The Main Street area also tends to draw large crowds during special events. With this addition, the city can continue to improve upon safety within the downtown limits.


Date Created: August 20, 2008