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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, $11,264)

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 Gainesville and Cook County will use FY 2010 JAG funds for law enforcement purposes. Specifically, the city will purchase a trained dog for its police department's K-9 Unit. The dog will help with the detection of narcotics and apprehension of fleeing suspects within Cooke County. Efforts will be coordinated with the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Cooke County Sheriff's Office, and other local law enforcement agencies in a continuing effort to combat illegal drug use and distribution. For administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 3, 2010