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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, $489,425)

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).

Contra Costa County and 12 municipalities within the county will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support multiple criminal justice initiatives. Specific grant funded projects will include the retention and creation of sworn and civilian law enforcement positions; the purchasing of software and equipment that will streamline criminal justice and law enforcement patrol efforts and increase communication interoperability between law enforcement officers and public safety dispatchers; and the support of programs aimed at preventing juvenile delinquency. The Contra Costa Sheriff's Office will be responsible for the coordination and management of the projects. Ten percent of the award amount will be directed to costs associated with the administration of the grant.


Date Created: August 30, 2010