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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, $51,793)

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).

Cabarrus County and the cities of Concord and Kannapolis will use FY 2010 JAG funds to enhance law enforcement operations and services provided to the community. Through the grant, the county will purchase crime prevention education materials for its G.R.E.A.T. and DARE programs, as well as tasers for Sheriff's officers. Remaining funds will be used by the cities of Concord and Kannapolis to purchase electronic control weapons and light bars for patrol vehicles. For grant administration purposes, the city of Concord will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 17, 2010