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Maine FY 2013 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 2013, $1,012,280)

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 program 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 Maine Department of Public Safety will use the FY 2013 JAG award to enhance the quality and effectiveness of drug enforcement and prosecution, as well as enhance law enforcement efforts to effectively and efficiently support criminal justice initiatives in their community or state level. Funds will be used to support a statewide multi-jurisdictional drug task force and prosecution support, support local law enforcement criminal justice initiatives, and evidence-based programs and promising programs.


Date Created: August 1, 2013