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American Samoa 2010 JAG Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
American Samoa
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $765,399)

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 American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency will apply the FY 2010 JAG award towards drug control initiatives; investigations, intelligence, and information sharing system improvement projects; law enforcement and community based policing; and program evaluation with an overall strategy of supporting innovative efforts to prevent and combat crime. Specific territorial agencies that will receive funds will include the Department of Public Safety, Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Bureau, Manua Law Enforcement Services, Department of Legal Affairs, Department of Treasury, Samoa High Court, Manua Community Based Policing and School Resources, and the Criminal Justice Planning Agency.


Date Created: August 24, 2010