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FY 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $146,223)

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 of Allen County and the city of Fort Wayne will use their FY 09 JAG award in the amount of $146,223 to support their law enforcement agencies. The city of Fort Wayne, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their portion of the funds ($80,934) to purchase 58 XDPM Taser units (with accessories) and 34 Fuji Digital Cameras to record evidence during investigations. Allen County will use their portion of funds ($65,289) to purchase four Mobile Data Terminals, 17 Electronic Citation and Warning Systems, three digital in-car video cameras, three laptop computers, and one law enforcement robot to be used in SWAT operations.


Date Created: August 24, 2009