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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, $30,229)

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 Christian County and the city of Hopkinsville will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $30,229, to be split evenly, to support equipment purchases and increase intelligence and communications across the county. Christian County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of the grant to purchase three in-car video cameras for the Christian County Sheriff's Department. The city of Hopkinsville will use its portion to purchase five laptop computers and one traffic speed trailer for the Hopkinsville Police Department.


Date Created: September 8, 2009