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Wasco County Communications Center Relocation

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, $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.

Wasco County will receive $300,000 to create an operational communications center that will monitor floods, power outages, and seismic activities. To accomplish this task, the county will locate an existing building and then use local funds to remodel the interior to meet their specific needs. Grant funds will then be used to purchase a communications antenna tower, a back-up generator, and heating and cooling apparatus. Funds will also go to purchase a point-to-point antenna system for remote radios, an internal card lock security system, and security cameras. The remaining funds will then be used to hire one dispatcher to provide back-up.


Date Created: September 20, 2009