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Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,061)

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 Village of Wellington will use the JAG funds to support their community revitalization program. The Village will use the funds to offset the costs of hiring an engineering lighting consultant. The consultant will evaluate the street lighting system in the village's transitional neighborhoods and make recommendations as to what lighting systems need to be installed in order to reduce crimes and improve public safety.


Date Created: September 7, 2009