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Gainesville FY 2009 JAG Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,832)

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 Cooke County and the city of Gainesville will use the Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support the Gainesville Police Department (GPD). The city of Gainesville, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the funds ($11,832) to enhance existing law enforcement efforts by purchasing seven hand-held radios. The GPD's goal is to bring the department into compliance with the government's mandated narrowband width and 25 requirements. Cooke County will not receive funds, but remains a partner in the award.


Date Created: August 20, 2009