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Early Warning Notification System

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $36,647)

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 city of Springfield will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $36,647 to fund a notification system for the region. The city of Springfield and Greene County have agreed on a 60/40 percent split of the funds allocated. The city will receive $21,988.00 and the county will receive $14,659.00. Both will use the funds to purchase an early notification system that provides warning to citizens on safety and security emergencies. Moreover, a high volume calling system will be used to notify citizens of utility service outages, hazardous material contaminations, health care alerts, and other notifications as deemed necessary.


Date Created: September 2, 2008