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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $26,178)

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 Gilroy, through the Gilroy Police Department, will utilize its FY 2010 JAG award funds in the amount of $26,178 to fund a portion of a full-time Community Service Officer's (CSO) salary. This CSO currently teaches Drug and Gang Resistance Education (DARE) to all fifth grade students attending schools within the Gilroy Unified School District (GUSD). The DARE Program puts a uniformed police community service officer in the classrooms of all GUSD fifth grade students.


Date Created: September 9, 2010