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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, $94,768)

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 Pawtucket will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $94,768 to support overtime costs within the Pawtucket Police Department. The Narcotics Unit and Police Stings for Prostitution Unit will use funding to operate investigations. Several of these investigations typically lead to multiple arrests and seizures that help in the funding of other police department programs and equipment. Additionally, funds will help support three citizen police classes.


Date Created: August 18, 2009