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Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $225,539)

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).

Providence Police Department will utilize FY16 JAG funds to pay officer overtime for directed foot, bike, and sector car patrols as determined by crime data. Also, funds will be used pay a contractual bilingual counselor to accompany officers on patrols. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 21, 2016