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First Annual Report of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration

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Date Published
August 1969
69 pages

In its first annual report, the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration provides an overview of the program it is responsible for administering and a detailed listing of the distribution of funds.


The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) was created by the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to administer a program of grants aimed at crime control and improvement of the criminal justice system. LEAA describes the details of the program and how its objectives are being met. LEAA's budget for fiscal year 1969 was $63 million, of which $19 million was allocated for planning grants, $29 million for action grants, $3 million for research and development, $6.5 for academic assistance, $2.5 million for administration, and $3 million for FBI programs which the FBI administers itself. The report describes the grant process and the role of the three offices within LEAA; the Office of Law Enforcement Programs, the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, and the Office of Academic Assistance. Detailed information about the programs that were funded by LEAA is provided as well as a State-by-State listing of the amounts received by each State in the form of planning and action grants. 2 appendixes, 3 figures

Date Published: August 1, 1969