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City of Birmingham Law Enforcement Programs

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $275,816)

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 disparate jurisdictions will share this JAG award and use funds to upgrade law enforcement equipment/technology to better prevent and address crime. The city of Birmingham is requesting to utilize its share of these funds to purchase a Special Incident Response Vehicle to improve the response and rescue capabilities and to provide opportunities for safer operational maneuvers, for all public safety missions, occurring within the city of Birmingham and the surrounding metropolitan area. The county of Jefferson will utilize funds to purchase equipment necessary to enhance data collection and booking capabilities at Birmingham and Bessemer jails. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 28, 2013