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"501 Project"

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,098)

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 Ferguson will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $11,098 to address increasing Ferguson Police Department (FPD) manpower demands as a result of a new commercial development area that will draw intensely upon police service. The grant will provide a wireless network from the 501 project directly to FPD headquarters. In tandem with this wireless network, the city will install video surveillance systems into the area. This surveillance system will improve FPD's ability to monitor activity and protect the public.


Date Created: August 17, 2009