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North Charleston/Charleston County Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Charleston County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $240,029)

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 Charleston County and the city of North Charleston will share this FY 2010 Local JAG award in the amount of $240,029 for law enforcement initiatives and personnel. The city of North Charleston, serving as the fiscal agent, will utilize $154,439 to purchase digital in-car cameras, training, and fund General Prosecutor personnel costs from the Solicitor's Office. Charleston County will utilize $85,590 to purchase laptop computers, operating software, and fund General Prosecutor personnel costs from the Solicitor's Office. The primary goal of the project is to provide both local and county law enforcement officers with equipment necessary to more efficiently and effectively enforce the laws of the community.


Date Created: August 17, 2010