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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,832)

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).

In the disparate jurisdiction of the county of Dorchester and the city of Cambridge, the Cambridge Police Department will use the Fiscal Year 2009 Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $14,832 to equip three police cruisers with overhead lights and other regulation equipment. The city will serve as the applicant and fiscal agent, and will issue thorough, comprehensive written progress and fiscal reports to keep all interested parties apprised of the coordinated effort of moving forward toward the goal of reducing crime and violence in Cambridge. The decision by the Cambridge Police Department to use the grant funds in this way reflects their commitment to ensuring the health, safety, and protection of the citizens by having well trained, equipped, and prepared law enforcement officers.


Date Created: September 8, 2009