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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $34,998)

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).

The city of Belle Glade, through the police department, will use the JAG funds to enhance the continued success of its research community-based youth programs. The Bell Glade Police Department intends to support their Culinary Arts Career Academy Program. This program offers students an opportunity to train in all areas of food preparation and service. The targeted population is youth ages 13-19, at risk for gang activity, low school performance, truancy, and violence within their homes or communities.


Date Created: August 9, 2010