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Did the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) receive funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009?
On February 17, 2009, the President signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1, Recovery Act), which includes more than $4 billion for state and local law enforcement and other criminal and juvenile justice activities. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), which provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims, has been designated as the lead agency in administering $2.76 billion of this funding.

You can access information about BJA programs that are impacted by Recovery Act funds by visiting the Recovery Act section of the BJA Web site. On this page you will find general information about the Recovery Act, awards made through Recovery Act programs, frequently asked questions, and other information and resources related to the Recovery Act.


Last Updated: September 1, 2011

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