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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, $11,644)

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 county of Santa Fe will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $11,644 to enhance the mobile connection between Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office deputies. Deputies are currently having problems using handheld radios in certain areas of Santa Fe County where mountains do not allow for a clear signal. The Sheriff's Office will purchase six handheld radios with repeaters that allow for a greater distance between radio signals.


Date Created: August 26, 2008