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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $47,349)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The village of Hempstead will apply Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funding in the amount of $47,349 towards essential equipment for its police department in an effort to improve officer and public safety. Specifically, expandable batons will be purchased. The batons will allow officers to respond to dangerous situations without the use of force. Funds will also be used to purchase portable radios that will replace outdated models currently being used by officers in the field. The new equipment will provide clearer signals with less interference.


Date Created: July 27, 2009