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Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program: Discretionary Grants

 Total Federal Funding: $225 million
 Estimated N.C. Funding: Competitive grants application process
 Estimated Local Funding:  ---
 Administering Agency: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
City of Charlotte
 Overview: The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds programs that improve the capacity of state and local justice systems. Program funded initiatives in eight areas which include:
  • data-driven approaches to reduce violent crime
  • neighborhood-based probation and parole officers
  • reducing mortgage fraud and crime related to vacant properties
  • hiring civilian support staff for law enforcement
  • enhancing forensic and crime scene investigations
  • improving resources and services for crime victims.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) applied for three grants under this program. The first is for $971,540 and targets violent chronic offenders in three police divisions and to test the community prosecution concept in Charlotte. The second is for $483,677 to hire four additional crime analysts to support neighborhood crime reduction. The third is for $481,544 to hire three additional positions for the Crime Lab.
 Eligibility: National, regional, state and local public and private entities, including for profit and non-profit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education and units of local government. For-profit organizations must agree to waive any profit or fees for service.
 Local Funding Availability: Unknown at this time.
 Contact Information: Darrellyn Kiser, Assistant to the Chief
704-336-7736 or dkiser@cmpd.org
 Amounts Obligated:  ---
 Job Creation/Retention:  ---
 Project Completion Status:  ---
 Tentative Public Hearing Dates:  ---
 Links for More Information: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/