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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, $112,117)

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 the city of Coeur D'Alene and Kootenai County will utilize their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase and upgrade law enforcement equipment that will optimize their ability to deter, remove, arrest and prosecute criminals and increase public safety. The city of Coeur D'Alene, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to purchase 700 MHz portable radios to improve technology and aid in crime fighting. Kootenai County will use their funds to purchase equipment to replace worn, outdated peripherals with more technologically advanced equipment, upgrade their network to allow mobile wireless access points, and obtain software to advance the mobile data computer systems in their patrol vehicles.


Date Created: August 31, 2009