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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, $11,320)

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 McKinley and the city of Gallup will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $11,320 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The McKinley County Sheriff's Office will use their portion of the JAG award ($3,396) to purchase one pair of night vision goggles that will assist the sheriff's office with night time operations, narcotics investigations, and search and rescue incidents. The Gallup Police Department will use their portion of the funds ($3,396) to purchase two pairs of night vision goggles to be used for the same purposes. This equipment will enhance both departments' ability to conduct law enforcement operations at night time.


Date Created: September 9, 2008