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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, $29,031)

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 city of Clarksburg will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to initiate a comprehensive K-9 Program starting with the purchase of a dual purpose narcotics and tracking canine. Funds will also be used to train an K-9 officer, purchase the equipment needed for the program including a bullet proof vest for the dog, insurance on the dog, and a monthly allowance for the officer to purchase food and supplies for the canine for the next four years. After the initial four years, the city of Clarksburg will assume full financial responsibility for the canine.


Date Created: August 20, 2009