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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
St Marys
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $29,720)

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 county of St. Mary's will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $29,720 to boost its crime reduction and prevention strategy. The funds will be used by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office to upgrade its training and equipment for its Emergency Service Team. The decision by the sheriff to use the 2009 grant funds in this way reflects his commitment to ensuring the health, safety, and protection of the citizens of St. Mary's County by having well trained, equipped, and prepared law enforcement officers. The sheriff's office 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 preventing and reducing crime in St. Mary's County.


Date Created: September 8, 2009