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Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $20,986)

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 Banning will use the JAG funds to support overtime costs associated with police officers participating in the Banning Police Activities League (B.P.A.L.). The ultimate goal of everyone involved in the B.P.A.L. is to make the city a safe and enjoyable place for people to live, work, and play. The goal is also to build positive relationships between youth and their community in which they live, play, and attend school.


Date Created: August 23, 2010