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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $111,573)

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 Inglewood will use FY 2010 JAG funds to enhance the operations of the city police department. Through the grant, tactical ballistic vests for officers assigned to the narcotics and vice unit will be purchased. Funds will also support the salary of a part-time civilian investigator tasked with assisting police detectives with assignments. Due to the state of the economy, the police department was forced to make significant cuts to its operating budget. Without the assistance of the JAG award, the funding of the much needed investigator position and ballistic vests would not have been possible.


Date Created: August 22, 2010