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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $3,542,575)

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 Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), Office of Intergovernmental Services, will utilize their Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to enhance their assistance to state and local law enforcement units to improve their operational effectiveness in controlling and deterring crime and to support criminal justice projects and activities, including multi-jurisdictional drug task forces. Specifically, JAG funds will be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance and information systems for criminal justice purposes to improve public safety.


Date Created: August 3, 2010