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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, $504,677)

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).

Hillsborough County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to continue existing programs. Funds will be used to purchase law enforcement equipment and strengthen Hillsborough County's crime prevention efforts while focusing on crime reduction. Specifically, the funds will support initiatives that include the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department's Mugshot and Fingerprint System, Public Defender's Transition & Restoration Services, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Juvenile Inmate Program, and Hillsborough County Administrator's Crime Prevention Program and Research Study. The Hillsborough County Criminal Justice's Grant Management Unit which will use approximately 10 percent of the grant for administrative purposes.


Date Created: September 8, 2009