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Byrne Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $3,220,709)

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 grantee will us the grant to support programs that impact drug control, violent crime and related prosecution efforts in the local jurisdictions across the state. The emphasis of the programs will be on crime prevention, drug abuse intervention and rehabilitation, as well as specialized law enforcement and prosecutorial training. Collectively, these strategies meet unfunded needs and will serve to reduce area crime and violence.


Date Created: September 1, 2016