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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $35,415)

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 Apopka, through the police department, will use the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to upgrade computer technology. Specifically, the Apopka Police Department will purchase Biometric hardware and software to secure access to data as set forth in the Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Security Policy, which will also aid the department in achieving compliance of the CJIS Security Policies. The requirements of this policy are necessary to establish uniformity and consistency in safeguarding CJIS data which is accessed via networks throughout the federal, state, and local user communities.


Date Created: September 8, 2010