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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, $36,050)

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 county of Madison and city of Canton have jointly applied for the Fiscal Year 2009 JAG grant in the amount of $36,050. The city, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the grant funds to upgrade and install equipment at the firing range that is utilized by both the city and the county. In addition to upgrading the range, the city will utilize a portion of the funds for administrative oversight and management of the program. The goal of the city and the county is to ensure that officers receive the proper firearms training to effectively perform their job duties. The strategy is to make firearm training assessable to both jurisdictional law enforcement units by upgrading the firing range with moving targets.


Date Created: August 30, 2009