Deltek Analyst Evan Halperin reports.
In May 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics awarded nearly half a billion dollars to state and local governments as part of the Byrne Memorial Grant program and the Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne/JAG) program. These grants are awarded for projects that relate to law enforcement, courts, corrections, corrections development, witness programs, and crime prevention, to name a few.
In a recently released analysis of grant allocations from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, allocations were as follows for fiscal year 2010 (FY 10):
- The total 2010 allocation for JAG funding was approximately $457 million, of which $445.9 million went to states, and $11.1 million to territories and the District of Columbia.
- The five states eligible to receive the largest total state allocation were California ($51.1 million), Texas ($34 million), Florida ($30.9 million), New York ($24.8 million), and Illinois ($18.9 million).
- 2,214 local governments were eligible for awards directly or through a joint allocation with other governments within their county. The five local governments eligible to receive the largest awards were New York City ($6.4 million), Chicago ($4.9 million), Los Angeles ($3.1 million), Philadelphia ($3 million), and Houston ($2.7 million).
- Three states had more than 100 local governments eligible to receive awards directly or through a joint allocation: California (272), Florida (152), and Texas (145).
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