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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $18,663)

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 city of Frederick and the county of Frederick will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $18,663 for criminal justice purposes. The Frederick Police Department will be the fiscal agent for the award. The Frederick Police Department will use their share ($9,332) to purchase forensic evidence equipment and tasers. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office will use their funds ($9,331) to upgrade the Court House security system through the purchase of a backup power system.


Date Created: August 26, 2008