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ESS 9-1-1 Project Phase II

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $67,204)

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 Sangamon and the city of Springfield will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $67,204 to upgrade equipment in order to comply with state and federal requirements. The fiscal agent, the city of Springfield, will use $43,683 to purchase four color laser network printers and solid ink to print color digital photographs of crime scenes and photo line-ups, and 12 updated computer workstations and printers in order to comply with the Homeland Security mandate of federal interoperability. Sangamon County will use $23,521 to purchase Project 25-compliant radios to allow for interoperable communications to improve officer and general public safety. Without the radios the possibility exists that a deputy will be without proper emergency communications.


Date Created: August 26, 2008