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May 5th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune
Rep. Adam Schiff announced Tuesday that the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), a part of the Department of Justice, has awarded local cities funds that were provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grants awarded through BJA’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) will help local governments support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system.
“During a time when state and local governments are strapped for cash and are struggling to pay for critical necessities, this is welcomed news,” said Schiff. “These funds will enable our cities to retain law enforcement personnel and continue to fund programs that help keep our neighborhoods safe.”
These funds can be used for a variety of efforts such as hiring law enforcement officers; supporting drug and gang task forces; funding crime prevention and domestic violence programs; and supporting courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. The JAG grants are allocated based on a formula of population and violent crime statistics, in combination with a minimum allocation to ensure that each state and territory receives an appropriate share of funding.
Below is a breakdown of grants for each of the communities in the 29th Congressional District.
MONTEREY PARK $80,668
SAN GABRIEL $98,260
SOUTH PASADENA $19,018
TEMPLE CITY $36,610