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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, $13,728)

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 Chester, through the Chester Police Department, plans to use the Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase equipment that will improve officer efficiency and safety. Specifically, the police department proposes to purchase multifunction printers with updated technology that will reduce officer downtime and provide higher quality documents for court evidence. Additionally, the Chester Police Department plans to purchase equipment storage cabinets to store firearms. This secure, centralized location will improve officer safety and improve their ability to locate equipment quickly.


Date Created: August 31, 2009