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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,971)

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 Danville will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $13,971 to offset additional costs resulting from the implementation of a Regional Voice Data- Sharing project. The Regional Voice Data-Sharing project is currently supported through T-1 lines that have a monthly recurring cost. To eliminate the monthly cost, the installation of a 4.9 GHz microwave link is required to provide connectivity between agencies and eliminate the need for T-1 lines. This project would create a stable regional link that will provide regional and multi-state communication that can be utilized on a routine and/or emergency basis. The project will be beneficial to the public safety of the region as a whole, and will eventually include other public safety entities such as private EMS and regional facilities that provide emergency medical care.


Date Created: August 24, 2008