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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,994)

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 Gardner will use fiscal year 2009 JAG funds in the amount of $14,994 to support training, community crime prevention programs, and equipment purchases. Specifically, through the grant, the Gardner Police Department will enroll two officers at the annual narcotics conference and six officers at various community policing seminars, support overtime costs for targeted patrols of the city, and provide supplies for the Police Explorer Program, the Citizen's Police Academy, and Child Safety ID kits.


Date Created: August 26, 2009