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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, $13,210)

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 Columbia and the county of Maury will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $13,210 to support separate law enforcement initiatives. The city, through the police department, will apply its share of $8,210 in funding towards training for their Evidence Collection Unit and investigators. A portion will also be used to purchase a remote camera for use during tactical operations. The camera will provide another measure of safety for officers by allowing them to view an area prior to making entry. Remaining funds in the amount of $5,000 will be used by the Maury County Sheriff's Office for upgraded firearms and law enforcement equipment. For purposes of grant administration, the city has been designated as the fiscal agent of this award.


Date Created: September 4, 2008