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Electronic Training and Security Tools (ETAST) Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $357,739)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) will implement the Electronic Training and Security Tools (ETAST) project. This strategy will provide enhanced security and training tools to aid in the recruitment and retention of new correctional officers. The project will also significantly aid emergency response teams with contingency planning efforts for crisis response, training, and exercises, while reducing the time away from assigned duty stations for Corrections Emergency Response Teams personnel. The department will also substantially increase its crisis response efficiency through the newly available and crucial facility infrastructure information about correctional facilities.


Date Created: August 18, 2008