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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, $50,398)

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).

Oneida County and the city of Utica will apply fiscal year 2009 JAG funding towards essential equipment aimed at enhancing law enforcement services provided to the community. Through the grant, the city police department will purchase Tasers and associated accessories needed to increase officer safety and effectively reduce the number of on-duty injuries. The department will also purchase radios to be mounted in command staff vehicles and undercover light and siren packages. Though the county is eligible for a portion of funding, the entire award will be used for the initiatives proposed by the city. For administrative purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this grant.


Date Created: August 26, 2009