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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, $27,239)

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 Princeton will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance its Continuing Digital Radios Communications Project in an ongoing effort to aid in the prevention and reduction of criminal activity and violence. Upon receipt of JAG funds, two digital mobile radios and seven portable digital radios will be purchased. This purchase will serve to assist victims of crime by providing clear and consistent radio communications even in demanding 'mission critical' situations. In addition to enhancing the ability to protect life and safeguard property within the city limits of Princeton, the digital communications allows interaction with the State Communication Plan of West Virginia emergency service organizations providing a statewide interoperability of communications.


Date Created: August 26, 2009