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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $190,249)

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 Oklahoma City and the county of Oklahoma will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $190,249 for law enforcement purposes. The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department will utilize their portion of the JAG funds ($34,626) to purchase law enforcement equipment. The Oklahoma City Police Department will use their portion of funds ($155,623) to continue the Ambassador Program. This program provides support services for law enforcement in the recently developed downtown area and at community events across the city. The police department may also purchase equipment for law enforcement purposes.


Date Created: September 1, 2008