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Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $391,601)

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 Providence, through its police department, will use this Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to supplement the recently awarded Recovery Act JAG funds. These funds, coupled with the Recovery Act funds, enable the Providence Police Department to build upon the many successes of its community policing model by extending the hours of beat officers within their own districts to deal first-hand with problems. The funds also provide needed resources to the Investigative Division so they can conduct enhanced short-and-long-term investigations of gun, gang, robbery, and property crimes. In addition, these funds will be used to pay working conference travel, training, equipment, and other costs associated with the grant.


Date Created: September 16, 2009