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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $15,200)

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 Monroeville and the county of Monroe will use their joint Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase a crime scene vehicle and present an education resource vehicle program. Specifically, the goals of the program are to provide necessary basic law enforcement services. As a rural city, the capabilities to protect and serve the community would be greatly enhanced by the addition of a vehicle. The education component of this project will allow the city to target and attempt to re-educate the growing number of youth drawn to at-risk behavior. This will involve visiting each of the four schools one time during the semester to conduct drug and gang prevention programming. The city of Monroeville will serve as the fiscal agent.


Date Created: September 13, 2009