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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, $14,324)

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 Grand Junction and Mesa County have been designated disparate and will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $14,324 to purchase equipment for the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff's Office. The Grand Junction Police Department and the Mesa County Sheriff's Department Office will split the available funds equally. The funds will be used to purchase 800 MHz radios. The addition of these radios will enable the two agencies to communicate with data and voice interoperability to 17 other public safety jurisdictions.


Date Created: August 28, 2008