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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,568,320)

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).

The city of San Diego, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds with 15 disparate jurisdictions within San Diego County. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program, including personnel and law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used for hiring personnel, officer overtime, police vehicles, crime lab equipment, computer hardware and software, updated technology, graffiti abatement, drug courts, in-car cameras, tasers, and surveillance equipment. Funding will also be used to increase preventin efforts in the areas of gang, traffic, alcohol, firearm, and prostitution.


Date Created: August 26, 2009