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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $23,150)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The disparate jurisdictions of the county of Cabell and the city of Huntington will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $23,150 for law enforcement purposes. The Cabell County Sheriff's Department will use their portion of the award ($11,575.00) to purchase flashlights, ballistic vests, and to equip the sheriff's vehicles with sirens, light bars, cages, concealment speakers, strobe systems, deck lights, consoles, and six function switch boxes. The city of Huntington will use their share of the funds ($11,575.00) for overtime expenses to provide community policing services throughout the city. This will include bicycle patrols, crime prevention training, and services for neighborhood organizations.


Date Created: August 27, 2008