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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $44,244)

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 city of Chicopee will use fiscal year 2009 JAG funds in the amount of $44,244 to support the purchase of equipment. Specifically, the city police department will purchase a live scan electronic fingerprint identification system, a crash data retrieval system, and a laptop computer. The live scan is needed to update an aging electronic fingerprinting system that is frequently out of service due to repair needs. The crash data retrieval system will allow investigators to conduct a more comprehensive and objective investigation. The laptop computer will allow accident reconstruction investigators to download and display data from an event data recorder during roadside investigations.


Date Created: September 8, 2009