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City of Hickory and Catawba County JAG Projects

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $64,653)

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 consisting of the city of Hickory and Catawba County will share the JAG award in the amount of $64,653. The city of Hickory, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $48,250 purchase exercise equipment to increase the physical fitness of officers for the rigors of their enforcement duties, as well as tactical equipment. Catawba County will use $16,403 to purchase 800MHz radio equipment, which will upgrade regional communications interoperability.


Date Created: August 30, 2009