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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, $13,811)

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 of the city of Humboldt and Gibson county will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award towards supporting an investigator or officer position within both the Humboldt Police Department and Gibson County Sheriff's Office to work jointly on cases related to the diversion of prescription drugs and other related drug cases as needed. Grant funds will also be used by both the sheriff's office and police department to support costs associated with producing advertisements, handouts, and other drug awareness and prevention materials to be distributed during presentations at schools, civic organizations, neighborhood watch meetings, and other venues.


Date Created: August 27, 2009