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Methamphetmaine Enforcement

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force (Task Force) will continue to support their Methamphetamine Hot Spots Program to combat the illicit sale and production of methamphetamine in 20 county areas in Western Kentucky. The Task Force is providing educational programs on the dangers and effects of methamphetamine to law enforcement, schools, civic organizations, and churches. Training will be also provided by the Task Force to law enforcement agencies in Western Kentucky to enhance their skills in the investigation of persons manufacturing and selling methamphetamine. The Task Force will continue to assist counties and cities establish anti-methamphetamine coalitions.


Date Created: September 20, 2009