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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, $88,894)

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 Dougherty County and the city of Albany will use the JAG award in the amount of $88,894 for law enforcement initiatives. The city of Albany, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share to purchase traffic and other law enforcement equipment, as well as training, for the Albany Police Department. Dougherty County will use funds to purchase surveillance equipment. The goals of this project are to upgrade the law enforcement patrol units in both jurisdictions and increase officer training.


Date Created: August 5, 2010