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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, $260,238)

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).

Cumberland County and the city of Fayetteville will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support multiple criminal justice initiatives. Through the grant, the county sheriff's office will subscribe to the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation's criminal justice data bases and provide wireless network service to computers housed in deputy patrol vehicles. The city will use its share to purchase equipment for specialized units of its police department, provide advanced training for officers, and enhance community crime prevention programs. For purposes of grant administration, the county will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 5, 2010