U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Jefferson County Combined E-911 Communications Center Phase Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)

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.

Jefferson County will use the FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Award funds to support the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office with a Combined E-911 Communications Center Phase Project. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) communications center serves as the public safety answering point (PSAP) and answers 911 emergency calls for 35 fire departments, 20 police departments, as well as non-emergency phone requests for several other jurisdictions. The grant funds will be used to improve the effectiveness of the E-911 System and enhance public safety via a purchase of new phone equipment, installation of E-911 workstations, and increased administration. The funds will allow for replacement of dilapidated equipment work stations in the communications center and maximization of the work area.


Date Created: August 31, 2009