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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, $10,266)

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 Franklin will use the 2009 JAG funds to purchase equipment for the police department. Specifically, the Franklin Police Department will purchase drug test kits, ID drug starter kits, latex gloves, LED lights and siren kits, measuring wheels, flashlights, rain gear, fingerprint kits, print kits, medical bags, a fuel cell system, and disposable mouth pieces. These purchases will allow the police department to gather information concerning the possession, distribution, and manufacturing of illegal narcotics, as well as information pertaining to other criminal elements.


Date Created: August 19, 2009