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FY 2012 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $3,365,270)

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 Alabama Department of Economic And Community Affairs will support law enforcement, prevention and education, drug enforcement and technology enhancements or upgrades. Specific grant-funded activities will involve the investigation of drug and violent crime activities through task force operations; coordination of crime prevention services and training to remove or reduce opportunities for crime, within communities; the purchase of law enforcement equipment for local law enforcement agencies, and the support of state projects to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services.


Date Created: June 28, 2012