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Return to Neighborhoods Phase II

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $363,767)

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 Providence, through the police department, will use FY 10 JAG funds to upgrade law enforcement equipment, technology and overtime. The Providence Police Department will purchase video surveillance cameras for the mobile command vehicle, enhance computer software, and provide additional policing with overtime. These significant enhancements will assist with innovative crime fighting strategies that target violent crime, guns, and gangs. It will also help to improve the quality of life within the city.


Date Created: August 22, 2010