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Allegheny 2015 JAG Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $277,244)

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 use the grant to purchase new security cameras, fund a mental health paralegal for the District Attorney's office, replace bulletproof vests, purchase a new sport-utility vehicle to add to its marked vehicle fleet, purchase body worn cameras for individual patrol officers, fund overtime to conduct violence reduction task forces in areas of violent crime, purchase supplies for officers to facilitate youth programs, and fund leadership training for officers.


Date Created: September 14, 2015