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Kentucky 2014 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $2,218,794)

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 Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet (JPSC) will assist state and local units of government and nonprofit agencies to create and augment projects which will concentrate on substance abuse. The JPSC strategy includes placing funding priority on multi-jurisdictional drug task forces and programs that tackle substance abuse through prevention, intervention, and enforcement. The JPSC will use funds to support multi-jurisdictional drug task force programs and enhanced enforcement activities, drug-related prosecution programs, substance abuse and reentry initiatives, overtime for public safety officers, drug court programs, juvenile drug and alcohol prevention programs, corrections and community corrections projects, etc. These funds will support long-term investments in public safety which address substance abuse and enhance other law enforcement initiatives to protect Kentucky citizens. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 10, 2014