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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, $65,894)

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 Hardin County and the cities of Elizabeth and Radcliff will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $65,894 to support equipment purchases and increase intelligence and communications across the county. The city of Elizabethtown, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of the grant to purchase digital handheld radios for the Elizabethtown Police Department. The city of Radcliff will use their portion to purchase thirty-one tasers to fully-equip the Radcliff Police Department. Hardin County will use grant funds to enhance the capabilities of the Hardin County Sheriff's Office mobile data terminal systems by purchasing vehicle printers and a driver's license scanning device.


Date Created: September 21, 2009