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Technology Implementation and Upgrades

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $223,897)

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 the city of Huntsville and Madison County, will share the JAG award. The city of Huntsville, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of funds ($111,949) to equip police patrol vehicles with in-car cameras. Madison County will use their share of funds ($111,948) to support the Gang Intervention and Violence Education Program (G.I.V.E.). The program targets students within the cities of Huntsville and Madison and Madison County to educate them about gangs, guns, violence, bullying, and juvenile crime. Madison County will also purchase law enforcement equipment.


Date Created: August 17, 2010