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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, $60,365)

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 Vicksburg, serving as the fiscal agent, submitted a joint application in coordination with Warren County. The two jurisdictions will share $60,365 in Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds. The city of Vicksburg will serve as the fiscal agent and will use their share of the grant for planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs. Their purchases will include a forensic video enhancement, clarification, and analysis system to aid in improving investigations, a celebrite UFED forensic system to be used in investigations and for intelligence gathering, and four semi-rugged laptop computers to be installed in patrol cars. Warren County will use its share of the grant to purchase a police vehicle for the sheriff's department.


Date Created: September 7, 2009