Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Sep 3, 2014
Press Release

Macon, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce that Macon-Bibb County has received a FY14 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award totaling $78,254 from the U.S. Department of Justice. The award will allow Macon-Bibb County to purchase law enforcement equipment as well as provide education and supervision services for the Drug Court Outreach program.

“Funding from the JAG grant goes the distance to assist county and municipality based law enforcement get drugs off the street,” said Congressman Bishop. “Additionally, I am grateful for this opportunity extended to Macon-Bibb County to continue to provide individuals and families in the Drug Court programs access to the treatment and services they need to recover and lead successful lives.”

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) assists state and local governments in supporting a wide range of activities to prevent and control crime. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice. For more information on JAG grants, please click here.