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FY 2008 Justice Assistance Grants Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $16,142)

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 Tulare will use its JAG award in the amount of $16,142 to support the Tulare Police Department's Crime Specifics Unit, also known as the gang and narcotics team. JAG funds will provide six laptops computers for field use. JAG funds will also be used to help purchase a SWAT mobile surveillance van, a SWAT transport unit, and a radio system and video monitor for the transport unit to interface with the mobile surveillance van.


Date Created: August 25, 2008