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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, $163,517)

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).

Clayton County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds to enhance the Aviation and K-9 units of the Metro Atlanta area. The Clayton County Police Department plans to purchase a multi-trunking transceiver that would allow for better communication amongst neighboring law enforcement agencies that will assist local agencies in tactical and life flight situations. In addition, the purchase of a GPS unit will allow the Aviation Unit to be more prepared for tactical flight operations outside of their county, specifically when responding to requests from other agencies. The K-9 Unit plans to use funds to support the procurement of two animals and two vehicles to assist in law enforcement activities.


Date Created: September 8, 2009