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Public Safety

Georgia will receive $334 million to maintain funding levels for many of the state's public safety programs. The bulk of funds awarded to date have come from General Fiscal Stabilization funds. Other programs that have received awards include the Victims of Crime Formula Grant, Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), Internet Crimes Against Children, STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grants (VAWA), and National Guard military operations and maintenance projects. The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Corrections are the lead state agencies administering funds to the various programs.

Award Descriptions

Agency

Description

Department of Defense

National Guard Projects - This grant award will provide funding for the States through cooperative agreements to support the operations and maintenance of Army National Guard (ARNG) and Air National Guard (ANG) facilities and provide authorized service support activities to National Guard units and personnel through assistance. More Information

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) - The STOP Violence against Women Act Grant Program funds will be awarded by the CJCC to support communities in their effort to hire and retain criminal justice and victim services personnel that respond to violent crimes against women. More Information

Georgia Bureau of Investigation 

Internet Crimes Against Children - The US Department of Justice has awarded the GBI funds through the Internet Crimes Against Children Program to prevent, interdict, and investigate Internet crimes against children.  More Information

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

VOCA Victim Assistance - The CJCC will award funds for the Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Grant Program to support the provision of services to victims of crime throughout Georgia. More Information

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Victims of Crime Act Victim Compensation - Grant Program funds are used to support the provision of crucial financial assistance to victims of crime. More Information

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Byrne Justice Grants - State funds for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program will be distributed by the CJCC to local agencies, state agencies, and non-profit groups to create jobs and promote public safety. More Information

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Byrne Justice Competitive Grant - This award will increase funding to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, assist victims of crime (other than compensation), youth mentoring, and activities pertaining to crime prevention, control, or reduction, or the enforcement of the criminal law, including, but not limited to, police efforts to prevent, control, or reduce crime or to apprehend criminals, including juveniles. More Information

Office of Planning and Budget

Fiscal Stabilization - PS - 18.2 percent of Georgia’s total Fiscal Stabilization allocation provides governors with funding to support education (including school modernization, renovation, and repair), public safety, and other government services. In May 2009, 67% of the grant, $187.9 M, was awarded to Georgia. The remainder of the funds will be released in September 2010. More Information

Implementation Plans