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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $474,751)

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 Pinellas County and the city of St. Petersburg will use their JAG award in the amount of $474,751 to fund prevention and law enforcement initiatives. Pinellas County, serving as the fiscal agent, will sustain the Pinellas County Police Athletic League's After-School Program to prevent and reduce delinquent behavior and victimization and support evidence-based practices that include after-school sports, recreational and academic activities and mentoring by law enforcement officers. St. Petersburg Police Department will fund overtime costs for crime prevention and law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be split evenly between the two jurisdictions.


Date Created: July 29, 2010