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FY 2014 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $28,471)

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 to purchase a new boat motor for an existing police vessel and a boat trailer to transport the boat from land to the marine dock. This equipment will allow officers to conduct proactive patrols, rescues, and investigations along the waterways connected to the City of Cocoa. Funds will also be used to purchase modular, lockable shelving and workbench for the Armory and Tactical Equipment room. The shelving will assist in organizing the tactical equipment, provide security for inventory, and allow officers an area to inspect and service department-issued weapons. The project goals are to further enhance police technology, training, and officer safety.


Date Created: June 29, 2014