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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, $243,065)

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 Spokane County and Spokane City will use their JAG grant award to fund various law enforcement and prosecution programs across the county. Spokane City, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the JAG award to make needed upgrades and safety improvements at the law enforcement training center and firing range. Spokane County will use their share of the JAG award to support a staff position in the Prosecutor's Office and the neighborhood watch program. Remaining funds will go to purchase supplies, equipment, training, and travel.


Date Created: August 19, 2010