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Public Highway Drug Interdiction

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $10,229)

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 Anderson City and Madison County will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $10,229 to fund the Public Highway Drug Interdiction project. Specifically, the funds will be used to purchase one drug detecting canine and training to obtain certification. This project will enable a proactive program to reduce the amount of illegal drugs before they reach distribution points in Anderson City and Madison County.


Date Created: August 26, 2008