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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, $5,497,422)

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 Washington State Department of Community Trade and Economic Development will use FY 2010 JAG funds to encourage local law enforcement agencies to participate in multi-jurisdictional narcotics task forces aimed at suppressing drug trafficking organizations operating across city, county, and state boundaries; establish a gang initiative that will include active enforcement, probation, intervention, and prevention components in an integrated fashion; continue evaluation efforts for narcotics task force peer review and assessment of the effectiveness of gang initiatives; and support administration expenditures associated with the management and oversight of the award.


Date Created: August 1, 2010