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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $63,960)

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 city of Chattanooga and the county of Hamilton will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $63,960 to address crimes. The fiscal agent, the city of Chattanooga, will use $50,017 to purchase special equipment, technology enhancements, laptop computers, and software. Funds will also be used to cover the costs of the Citizens Police Academy and other outreach programs. The city will also provide signs and materials for Neighborhood Community Groups.

Hamilton County will use their portion of the JAG funds ($13,943) toward the purchase of an additional patrol vehicle. All of the materials are being used to improve law enforcement in the city of Chattanooga and Hamilton County.


Date Created: August 26, 2008