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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, $15,465)

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 county of Etowah and the city of Gadsden will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $15,465 to enhance officer safety through the purchase of law enforcement equipment. The Etowah County Sheriff's Office will purchase 47 bulletproof vests. The bulletproof vests will help ensure the safety of officers and keep them protected from the many violent situations they are confronted with on a daily basis. These vests will protect officers from a majority of the pistol ballistic threats that they may face while on-duty.


Date Created: August 27, 2008