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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $75,772)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, 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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Androscoggin County, the city of Lewiston, and the city of Auburn will share FY 2010 JAG funding in the amount of $75,772. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. The city of Lewiston will serve as the fiscal agent, responsible for the management of this award.

Grant funds will be used to purchase surveillance camera equipment, software, and hardware upgrades to support patrol and criminal investigation operations. In addition, an automatic vehicle location system, equipment for bicycle patrols, and specialized training for officers that address economic crimes such as financial crimes, fraud, and identity theft will be supported to enhance policing efforts in each of the affected jurisdictions.


Date Created: July 29, 2010