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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $133,044)

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 Hialeah will use its Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $133,044 to purchase six police patrol vehicles. The purchase of six American made police patrol vehicles will stimulate the city's local auto industry and will create and retain jobs in local industry, thus stimulating the nation's economy. The goal is to improve the police department's patrol fleet, thus increasing police presence in city-wide neighborhoods, reducing crime, and providing increased public safety.


Date Created: August 23, 2009