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2009 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $42,142)

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 Stearns County and the city of St. Cloud will utilize their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds for law enforcement equipment and support staff positions. Stearns County, acting as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant for respirators assigned to each deputy to wear in instances where air quality is compromised. The remaining funds will be used to purchase night vision equipment to enable deputies to provide surveillance during dark and low-light situations. The city of St. Cloud will use their share to maintain staffing levels in their Crime Free Multi-Housing Unit. This unit aids apartment and hotel/motel managers with keeping their establishments crime free.


Date Created: August 30, 2009