|Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program|
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|Wednesday, 23 September 2009 14:18|
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the landmark American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Recovery Act”). As one of its many elements, the Recovery Act provides the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) with funding for grants to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement (including support for hiring), to combat violence against women, to fight internet crimes against children, to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, to assist victims of crime, and to support youth mentoring. DOJ is committed to working with our national, state, local and tribal partners to ensure this funding invests in the American workforce.
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multijurisdicitional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment and justice information sharing initiatives. JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.
Specifically, under this solicitation, BJA will be making awards to assist local and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence.
The Petersburg Sheriff’s Office applied for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant and was awarded the grant in August, 2009. Attached is the application for the grant and the award letter.
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