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FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $70,332)

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 Spartanburg will utilize the Fiscal Year 2011 JAG award for public safety enhancements which will improve the efficiency of law enforcement's response to crime. Funds will allow the Spartanburg Public Safety Department (SPSD) to increase patrol in and around malls during the holiday season and other high crime periods on an overtime basis, purchase a back-up power supply for the network infrastructure which will improve performance during power outages, and enhance in-car video systems through the procurement of supplemental supplies. The proposed project will increase officer and public safety in critical areas of the community.


Date Created: August 17, 2011