Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $37,767 Justice Department Grant Award to the City of Youngstown | Congressman Tim Ryan
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Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $37,767 Justice Department Grant Award to the City of Youngstown

October 15, 2021
Press Release

Youngstown, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced that the City of Youngstown will receive an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) of $37,767 in federal funding from the US Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs. JAG Program funds allows states and units of local government to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs. 

“I want to congratulate Mayor Brown and the Youngstown Police Department for their work in being awarded these important funds,” said Congressman Ryan. “The safety of the residents of the City of Youngstown is a top priority, and I will always ensure that needed federal resources are available to our cities and our first responders.”

“This grant will allow our YPD to purchase and upgrade equipment in the department,” said Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown, “This funding will help ensure that our men and women have the essential tools to perform their job.”

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance 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 for any 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 improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation) and 8) mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams. Funded programs or initiatives may include multijurisdictional drug and gang task forces, crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, justice information sharing initiatives, or other programs aimed at reducing crime and/or enhancing public/officer safety.