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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $20,219)

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 town of Colchester will use fiscal year 2009 JAG funds to update communications equipment. The town police department currently uses an antiquated radio repeater that is more than 15-years-old. Grant funds will allow for the replacement of this aging unit with a digital encrypted repeater, an antenna system, related accessories, and installation. The new repeater will allow the department to continue to utilize analog radio systems while continuously upgrading car radios and portable radios to a digital system.


Date Created: August 24, 2009