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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, $15,105)

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 state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual prevent and control crime based on their own 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 Aiken will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance their Public Safety Police Athletic League program. The program provides opportunities for youth who may be at risk for gang or other criminal activities to develop constructive skills through recreational and other organized activities. These funds will be used to pay for recreational and athletic equipment, event registration fees, officiating costs, and travel expenses for leadership events and field trips. The goals of the program are to improve the quality of life in the city by reducing idle time, instilling self-discipline, improving self-esteem, promoting school attendance and academic performance, teaching basic life skills, and developing better relationships.


Date Created: September 17, 2009