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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $116,436)

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).

St. Lucie County and the city of Ft. Pierce are disparate jurisdictions. St. Lucie County will serve as the fiscal agent. The jurisdictions will share their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $116,436 equally. St. Lucie County plans to use its share of the award to pay 73 percent of the salary and benefits of one full-time Sex Offender Registration Technician. Ft. Pierce will use its share to purchase enhanced in-car video capabilities and center consoles for in-car video systems for 12 patrol cars. Grant funds will not be used for administrative purposes.


Date Created: August 17, 2009