Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)
The OJJDP FY 09 Earmarks Programs further the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Explanatory Statement Regarding H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009), 155 Cong. Rec. H1653 (daily ed. Feb. 23, 2009) (statement by Rep. Obey, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House).
The Niagara Police athletic League (Niagara PAL) provides a myriad of athletic and non-athletic funding for more than 20,000 participants in approximately 60 programs annually. The benefit of the programs that Niagara PAL oversees is far reaching throughout the community. Niagara PAL provides a safe environment for the youth of the community to develop into productive community members. The organization provides a variety of programs to keep kids occupied and productive, whether through athletics such as baseball, football, and basketball, or activities such as summer employment.