Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $34,491,558)
This grant program is authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (the 'Recovery Act') and by 42 U.S.C. 3751(a). The stated purposes of the Recovery Act are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize state and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases. The Recovery Act places great emphasis on accountability and transparency in the use of taxpayer dollars.
Among other things, it creates a new Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and a new website ' Recovery.gov ' to provide information to the public, including access to detailed information on grants and contracts made with Recovery Act funds.
The Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funded under the Recovery Act is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. Recovery JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Recovery JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.
The North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety will use the Recovery Act JAG funds to: improve court operations through evaluation and training; expand the GangNet intelligence information database; support overtime expenditures required to expedite methamphetamine and violent crime investigations and reduce the backlog at the state crime lab; create new juvenile court counselors positions and new community corrections intake officers positions; purchase VIPER radios for improved communication in community corrections and VIPER equipment for local governments; fund evidence-based gang grants; establish a statewide gang task force; provide equipment for successful COPS Hiring applicants from local governments; and support training activities.
- OJP make payment to "units of local government" that incur certain types of costs due to incarceration of "undocumented criminal aliens". Grant funds will be used for correctional purposes only.
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