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County of Allegheny, McKeesport City, Penn Hills Township, City of Pittsburgh, Swissvale Borough, Wilkinsburg Borough

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $336,380)

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 utilize 2014 JAG funds to purchase police cruisers, police bicycles, tactical equipment upgrades, fund crime prevention and youth programs, upgrade video equipment, and computer software. Funds will also be used to hire personnel. The project goal is to increase essential law enforcement services throughout the community.


Date Created: August 24, 2014