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2011 Local JAG Joint Award - Allegheny County and 7 Municipalities

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $503,534)

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).

Allegheny County will share the JAG funds with the cities of Dusquesne, McKeesport, and Pittsburgh; the boroughs of Swissvale amd Wilkinsburg; and the municipalities of Monroeville and Penn Hills. JAG funds will be used to: purchase police vehicles, tactical and forensic equipment, cameras, and computers; support training; and hire personnel.


Date Created: August 23, 2011