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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,126)

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 consisting of the city of Starkville and Oktibbeha County will share the JAG award in the amount of $16,126 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city of Starkville, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $15,311 to purchase four in-car video camera systems. Oktibbeha County will use $815 to purchase one taser. The goals of the project are to aid in the prosecution of offenders, lower civilian complaints, and lower the injury rate for officers.


Date Created: August 20, 2009