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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, $124,084)

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 Lynn will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $124,084 to fund equipment and overtime for law enforcement officers. Specifically, the Lynn Police Department will use the JAG grant for software upgrades and computer hardware replacement. In addition, grant funds will support overtime for law enforcement activities focused on gang activities. The police department will replace four outdated cruiser laptops with mobile data terminals, and replace 20 outdated Motorola handheld radios. The City of Lynn plans to allocate a portion of grant funds to the Adult and Juvenile Probation Department and to support the Lynn Housing and Neighborhood Development Office's Summer Youth Jobs Program.


Date Created: September 2, 2009