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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, $10,684)

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).

Howell County will use the JAG funds to purchase 12 taser units and cartridges for the Howell County Sheriff's Office. The goal of this project is to equip each deputy with a general equipment issue taser. The deputies will be able to respond to potentially dangerous calls at any time during their shift, equipped with a less-than-lethal weapon. In addition, the department will purchase Adobe Professional 9 software that will aid in the creation of grant administration budget forms.


Date Created: August 23, 2009