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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, $75,545)

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 Androscoggin County and the cities of Lewiston and Auburn will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $75,545 to support law enforcement programs, training, and equipment purchases. The city of Lewiston, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share to purchase digital cameras, uniforms for the Honor Guard, laser radars, computer upgrades, surveillance equipment, and tactical firearms. Auburn City will use funds from this program to purchase and replace bulletproof vests for Auburn Police Department officers.


Date Created: September 8, 2009