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FY 14 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $24,017)

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 city of West Covina will utilize FY 2014 JAG funds for the following: supplemental overtime targeting key areas of the city and to provide rapid responses to neighborhood crime and safety problems as they arise; a range of law enforcement supplies including less-than-lethal weapons and tactical protective gear; and some public safety computer items with accessories. Collectively, these strategies meet unfunded needs and will serve to reduce area crime and violence. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 7, 2014