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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $4,873,718)

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 state of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Division, will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support multiple strategies within the program purpose areas of law enforcement, prevention and education, drug enforcement, prosecution, and technology improvement. Specific grant funded activities will involve the investigation and prosecution of drug and violent crime through task force operations; the operation of a violent crime and narcotics intelligence program aimed at providing the law enforcement community with dependable information; the coordination and delivery of crime prevention services and training to remove or reduce opportunities for crime within communities; the purchase of patrol vehicles, computers, communications equipment, firearms, and body armor for local law enforcement; and the support of established programs that have been idle or inoperative due to budget cuts. Approximately 10-percent of the award will also be used for costs associated with the management and oversight of grant activities.

Date Created: August 3, 2010