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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, $24,661)

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 Jamestown and Chautauqua County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $24,661 to provide essential law enforcement services to the community and enhance officer safety. Funds will be divided evenly between the two jurisdictions. The city of Jamestown Police Department will use its share to purchase a marked vehicle to be used for crime scene responses. The vehicle will replace an older model currently in service, which will significantly lower maintenance and repair costs. The county, through the sheriff's department, will purchase tasers that will be housed in patrol vehicles. For purposes of grant administration, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: July 27, 2009