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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, $25,390)

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).

Hunt County and the city of Greenville will use JAG funds to secure essential law enforcement equipment. Through the grant, the county Sheriff's Office will purchase a camera system and an overhead light bar for a patrol vehicle. The city will use its share to purchase a license plate reader for the police department. The grant funded equipment will link to criminal justice databases enabling officers to identify stolen vehicles and persons of interest. For grant administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 26, 2010