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The Kenton County Ky. Public Safety Enhancement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $27,982)

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).

Kenton County and City of Covington have agreed to jointly share the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds of $27,982. The County and City intend to use funds to upgrade their in-car computer electronic technology systems. Due to recent changes in technology, the police department finds it necessary to provide the highest level of safety for both the officers and the public.


Date Created: August 26, 2008