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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $82,627)

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 Spartanburg will use its Fiscal Year JAG award towards enhancing narcotics and courtroom equipment and law enforcement overtime. Funds supporting narcotics efforts will be used to purchase, train officers, and utilize equipment that will provide for improved effectiveness and efficiency in responding to drug crimes. Funds supporting the municipal court will be used to purchase a digital courtroom recorder to improve court services. JAG funds will be utilized for law enforcement overtime expenses during high-crime periods. The equipment purchases and overtime support will enhance the ability of the city of Spartanburg to provide for victim safety and the safety of all citizens.


Date Created: August 26, 2009