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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $38,626)

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 borough of West Chester, Chester County, and the city of Coatesville will share this fiscal year 2009 Local JAG award in the amount of $38,626.00. The borough of West Chester, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $17,539 to upgrade the Video Interview System in the detective unit and purchase summunition training equipment for the purpose of improving officer safety. The city of Coatesville will use $21,087 to purchase and implement a surveillance system in high crime, high traffic areas of the city to enhance their ability to monitor activity in targeted areas to increase their effectiveness to detect and to deter crime. Chester County will not receive any funds from this grant.


Date Created: September 13, 2009