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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, $128,236)

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 city of Allentown and Lehigh County will use FY 2010 JAG funds to reduce violent crime and provide law enforcement officers with up-to-date equipment that will ensure officer safety and the safety of the community. Efforts will be accomplished through the support of officer overtime associated with saturation patrols of targeted areas by the Allentown Police Department, the purchase of equipment including tasers to decrease suspect and officer injuries, as well as patrol rifles. Although Lehigh County is a partner in this disparate award, all funds will be directed to the city of Allentown. The city will serve as the fiscal agent, tasked with the management and oversight of the award.


Date Created: July 29, 2010