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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $18,395)

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 Jonesboro and the county of Craighead will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $18,395 to purchase 22 Benelli M4 semi-automatic shotguns that will be issued to officers in the Jonesboro Police Department's Uniform Patrol Division. Both jurisdictions agreed that the entire JAG award would be utilized by the city of Jonesboro. The goal of this project is to ensure the safety of law enforcement personnel and allow the police department to provide better protection services to the citizens of Jonesboro, Arkansas and the surrounding communities.


Date Created: August 21, 2008