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FY 2010 JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $47,613)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Lauderdale County and the city of Meridian will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG Local award in the amount of $47,613. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. JAG funds will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the Recovery Act and JAG Program.

The city of Meridian Police Department, serving as the fiscal agent, will use grant funds to purchase technology which will enhance their enforcement and prosecution efforts against drug related crimes. The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department will use grant funds to enhance their communications in rural areas of Lauderdale County increasing safety for citizens of Lauderdale County.


Date Created: August 23, 2010