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FY 2015 State Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $3,254,099)

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).

South Carolina will utilize 2015 JAG funds in support of priorities identified in their state strategy. Sub-grants will be awarded to provide for personnel, equipment, training, technical assistance, and criminal justice information systems for apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, detention, and rehabilitation of persons who violate federal laws. In addition, sub-grant funds will be made available for projects that facilitate the implementation of innovative initiatives aimed at crime and drug control.


Date Created: September 22, 2015