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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, $28,858)

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 county of Stone will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support the Stone County Special Response Equipment Program. The goal of the program is to purchase needed equipment for the Stone County Sheriff's Office's Special Response Team. The equipment purchased will make citizens safer and assist deputies responding to high-risk situations. The county will purchase portable radios with headsets, night vision scopes, and an infrared thermal imaging camera, body armor carriers with ceramic plates, a ballistic blanket, a weapon suppressor, radio pouches, and structure entry tools. Also, these purchases will help preserve jobs locally in Stone County and across the United States by boosting manufacturing, sales, and shipping companies.


Date Created: September 17, 2009