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Franklin County Wireless Video Project

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $350,000)

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.

Franklin County will use fiscal year 2009 Congressionally Selected Awards Program funding to support its wireless video project. The project aims to combat violent crime and narcotics trafficking through the installation of wireless video cameras placed in strategic locations in the county. Currently, the county's felony narcotics arrests are among the highest in state. Through the grant, cameras, equipment licensing, and a specialized truck to be used for camera installation will be purchased.


Date Created: August 26, 2009