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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $100,523)

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 cities of Paterson and Passaic and the county of Passaic will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG grant award in the amount of $100,523 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city of Paterson will serve as the fiscal agent for the 2008 JAG award. The city of Paterson plans to use their portion of the grant award ($68,631) to purchase equipment for their newly-formed Emergency Response Team. These purchases will significantly enhance the city and police department's first responder role. The city of Passaic will use their portion of the grant funds ($31,892) to support a local technology project to outfit a new mobile command center. The funds will be used to acquire fully interoperable communications equipment for the new law enforcement vehicle. Once outfitted, the vehicle will be able to access and transmit information to federal, state, and county organizations, as well as to other jurisdictions.


Date Created: September 1, 2008