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FY09 Greater Cleveland Area Justice Assistance Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,146,278)

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 Cleveland, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the JAG funds with five disparate jurisdictions within Cuyahoga County. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program to include maintaining sheriff's deputy positions, purchasing law enforcement equipment and technology, increasing the efficiency of prisoner transport, and regionalizing technology. Funds will be used to implement a county prisoner transport program, a regional computer aided dispatch (CAD) system, and to upgrade law enforcement equipment and technology.


Date Created: August 19, 2009