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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $40,575)

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 city of Cleveland will use the JAG funds to purchase equipment for the Cleveland Police Department. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase protective SWAT helmets, Segway vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, an evidence-detecting alternate light source, a baseball cap transmitter, a beeper transmitter, and a shell casings collection buggy for the firing range. The primary goal of the project is to implement an effective safety program that will allow citizens to safely visit the parks and greenways located in the city limits of Cleveland.


Date Created: August 20, 2009