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Florida's FY 2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $10,412,774)

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 Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) will use 2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds to award subgrants that support local governments in Florida. FDLE, as the State Administering Agency (SAA) will allow subrecipients to develop projects for JAG funding in all seven purpose areas. The goal of Florida's JAG program is to enable local units of government to receive the assistance needed to help fund and improve their own programs in relation to the seven purpose areas with the overall goal of improving law enforcement and criminal justice.


Date Created: September 22, 2015