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Communications Enhancement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $63,573)

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 Craighead County and the city of Jonesboro will use their FY 2009 JAG award to secure communications equipment to supplement or replace current equipment utilized by police officers. The equipment purchase will allow the police department to provide better protection services to the citizens of Jonesboro and the surrounding communities. The city of Jonesboro will receive 100 percent of the funds with Craighead County receiving no funds per the signed memorandum of understanding.


Date Created: August 30, 2009