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FY 09 JAG Local Solicitation

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $72,338)

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 disparate jurisdictions comprised of Flagstaff City and Coconino County will use their 2009 local JAG award to fund discretionary overtime for police officers and sheriff's deputies. The city of Flagstaff would not be able to respond to emergencies, meet minimum personnel levels, or provide additional programs the community has come to expect without funding from this award. Flagstaff will utilize $54,748 to fund approximately 1,173.16 hours of discretionary overtime for officers. The remaining $5,475 will be used for allowable administrative costs for the city. Coconino County will use $17,590 to fund discretionary overtime for officers. The county is currently subject to a hiring freeze due to the poor economy. However, the population has grown along with increased demands for service. As a result, officers frequently work overtime to cover shifts and meet those demands. Calls for service and a proactive community policing policy remain the priority for Coconino County, and the overtime funding will allow the sheriff's department to continue this policy.


Date Created: August 20, 2009