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FY 2016 State JAG Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $3,395,595)

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 purpose of the program is to provide subgrants with the State of South Carolina within the JAG Program areas. Grant funds may be awarded to state agencies and units of local government for the purposes of enforcing state and local laws that establish offenses similar to those in the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), improving the criminal justice system, and emphasizing prevention and control of violent crime and serious offenders.

Subgrants will provide for personnel, equipment, training, technical assistance, and criminal justice information systems for apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, detention, and rehabilitation of persons who violate criminal laws. In addition, funds are available for projects that facilitate the implementation of innovative initiatives aimed at crime and drug control. Seven federal program areas define the nature and scope of programs which may be funded.


Date Created: September 6, 2016