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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, $83,414)

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 Niagara County and the city of Niagara Falls will use their FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $83,414 on equipment, salary, and overtime. The city of Niagara Falls, serving as the fiscal agent, will provide funding to the Niagara Falls Police Department in the amount of $79,914. Funding will be used on the salary of one part-time civilian police liaison, overtime for G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education & Training) officers, and a city surveillance camera with related equipment. The Niagara County District Attorney will use $3,500 on a trial display mannequin, allowing prosecution to recreate visual images of a crime for judge and jury.


Date Created: August 16, 2010