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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,397)

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 Walterboro will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $11,397 to purchase and install a generator capable of sustaining electrical power in the police department dispatch center. The Walterboro Police Department currently does not have a generator that will sustain the dispatch center during power outages. The current generator is outdated and cannot be upgraded or repaired to sustain the dispatch center. During a power outage, the radio,lights, and phone lines all fail.


Date Created: August 30, 2009