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IPSS Project/Personnel Retention

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $84,707)

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 disparate jurisdictions comprising of the city of Redding and Shasta County will use the JAG award to retain personnel in the fields of public safety and information technology and hire personnel in the area of public safety crime. The city of Redding, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $53,708 to hire an information technology supervisor and support a portion of an anti-gang sergeant's salary. Shasta County will use $30,999 to hire a deputy sheriff at entry level or above to concentrate on prevention and detection of crime throughout the county.


Date Created: August 18, 2009