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Florida's FY 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $11,351,298)

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 goal of Florida's JAG program is to enable local units of government and state criminal justice agencies 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 within their relative communities and jurisdictions, impacting the State of Florida overall. FDLE will use administrative funds for personnel services, including salaries and benefits, travel expenses, supplies, consultants and contracts, equipment, other costs, and indirect costs necessary to administer JAG funds.


Date Created: July 18, 2016