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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, $11,299)

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 Concord and county of Merrimack have been certified as disparate and will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $11,299 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The Concord Police Department will purchase digital mobile radios, a transmitter/digital recorder, LCD monitors, critical channel redundancy recording equipment, digital cameras, and a thermal imaging printer. They will also upgrade their security access control system. The upgrade will include the software necessary for the system as well as equipment necessary to outfit and retrofit the building itself. The Merrimack County Sheriff's Office will utilize their portion of the JAG funds to upgrade technology in the Investigations, Training, and Patrol Divisions. They will purchase digital cameras, a PowerPoint projector, binoculars, and night vision equipment. The city of Concord will use approximately five percent of the total grant award to cover costs associated with administering the grant.


Date Created: September 2, 2008