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FY 2009 Recovery Act JAG Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
New Castle
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $400,653)

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 county of New Castle will use its Fiscal Year 2009 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $400,653 to boost its crime reduction and prevention strategy. The funds will be used by the New Castle County Police Department (NCCPD) to upgrade equipment, for training purposes, and for overtime for officers conducting saturation patrols. The decision by the county council to use the grant funds in this way reflects their commitment to ensuring the health, safety, and protection of their constituents. The NCCPD will issue thorough, comprehensive written progress and fiscal reports to keep all interested parties apprised of the coordinated effort of moving forward toward the goal of reducing crime and violence in New Castle County.


Date Created: August 27, 2009