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Technology Improvement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,433)

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 consisting of Abbeville County and the city of Abbeville will share the JAG award for law enforcement initiatives. Abbeville County, acting as the fiscal agent, will split the funds equally with the city. Both jurisdictions will use funds to purchase one laptop computer, crime prevention and surveillance equipment, and training software to educate deputies, officers, and the community concerning illegal drugs, burglaries, break-ins, drug trafficking, home security, and crime watch.


Date Created: August 31, 2009