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Prevention and Law Enforcement Programs

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $68,860)

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 Merced will use the JAG funds to support the ongoing partnership with the Merced Community Action Network for local Neighborhood Watch programs and the local graffiti abatement program. Funds will also be used to hire part-time employees to assist the Investigations Division. Grant funds will promote effective policing, community policing, successful processing of criminal cases, and will increase residents' perception of safety in the city.


Date Created: August 18, 2009