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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, $35,436)

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 Palm Springs will use the JAG funds to compensate police department personnel instructing and facilitating the Citizen's Police Academy. Funds will also be used to purchase training materials, office supplies, postage, academy graduation costs, and officer overtime. The project goal is to: maintain an open line of communication; build positive relations with the citizens, business owners, and visitors to Palm Springs; and provide the residents of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley an opportunity to learn about law enforcement related topics that they may not otherwise be exposed to.


Date Created: August 31, 2010