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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, $25,717)

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).

Pickens County will use the JAG funds for helicopter maintenance and related parts. This aircraft has been a great asset to the successful drug enforcement activities conducted by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. It is also utilized as needed for non-drug enforcement investigative activities such as search and surveillance of missing persons, high speed pursuit, and other criminals. This aircraft is currently inoperable and requires maintenance, which will include a complete overhaul of the aircraft's engine and the purchase of related parts and labor.


Date Created: September 16, 2009