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Local Law Enforcement Programs

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $880,454)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

Orange County will share its FY 2009 JAG funds with 18 jurisdictions, who in a collaborative effort to benefit the county agree to utilize $29,764.90 of the total funding to supplement the Orange County Pro-Active Methamphetamine Laboratory Investigative Team (PROACT). The County of Orange will be the fiscal agent for this award, and will utilize 9 percent of the total award for administrative costs. The remaining $771,448.24 will be utilized by the county and 18 cities towards preserving and creating jobs, local and state initiatives, technical assistance, training, equipment, supplies, contractual support, information systems for criminal justice, and criminal justice-related research and evaluation activities that will improve or enhance law enforcement specific programs.


Date Created: August 27, 2009