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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, $26,275)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Daviess County and Owensboro City will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $26,275 to purchase tasers, desk top computers, fingerprint kits, and medical first aid kits to enable deputies to make their jobs safer and to better provide services to the citizens of Daviess County. The Daviess County Sheriff's Office will serve as the fiscal agent for this award. Training will also be provided to ensure proper operation of the equipment. The city of Owensboro has declined grant funds.


Date Created: August 24, 2009