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2010 Edward Byrne Memorioal JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $64,998)

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).

Lee County, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the JAG award in the amount of $64,998 with the cities of Auburn and Opelika. The jurisdictions will divide the award equally. Lee County will purchase new protective body armor that meets the Performance Standards of the National Institute of Justice. The city of Auburn will use their share of JAG funds to purchase a license plate reader. The city of Opelika will purchase rugged laptop computers. The computers will be used as mobile data terminals, and city police officers will be able to write reports from their vehicle. Each allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program.


Date Created: September 8, 2010