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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, $155,894)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Mahoning County, the city of Youngstown, and Boardman Township will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $155,894 to support personnel and purchase police cruisers. The city of Youngstown, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to purchase marked police cruisers. Mahoning County will also use their allocation for police cruisers. Boardman Township will use their allocation to support the salary and benefits of the police department's Social Service Case Manager, who is in charge of their juvenile diversion program and is the victim advocate to all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crime.


Date Created: August 20, 2009