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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $202,802)

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).

Escambia County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to effectively utilize grant funds across multiple agencies to ensure that maximum coordination and benefits are achieved. The funds will be used for multiple projects. Key projects include jail mental health case management, gang law enforcement overtime, police bike patrol overtime, police narcotics overtime, the drug court program, and the gang program administered by the State's Attorney. The projects will be coordinated by the sheriff's Office.


Date Created: August 23, 2009