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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant funds awarded

MACON — United States Attorney G.F. Peterman III announced eight agencies in the Middle District of Georgia received Department of Justice grant funds totaling $372,584.
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs. 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 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 programs; 7) crime victim and witness program (other than compensation).
The 2016 JAG award recipients in the Middle District of Georgia include the City of Americus, which will receive $19,121.