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City of Homestead Crime Reduction Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $61,728)

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 grantee will use the grant to support law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used for partial salaries towards hotspot patrols and policing through environmental design. These initiatives will include prostitution sweeps, narcotic investigations/arrests, and surveillance of areas with a high incidence of burglaries and/or robberies. Code Enforcement Officers will address properties in the targeted area that harbor the criminal element or promote criminal activity. The project goal is to reduce the high incidence of crime within the City.


Date Created: July 29, 2013