U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

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, $13,617)

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 Simpsonville will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase four used golf carts to transport officers for security purposes during concert and festival events at the Heritage Park in Simpsonville. The department is in charge of security, transportation of money from different areas, and assisting with handicapped visitors. It also works with the vehicle parking which occurs within a mile from the park site. Officers are charged with responding to all calls for service on this site. By purchasing these carts, the Simpsonville Police department will increase the safety and security of persons attending events at Heritage Park.


Date Created: August 31, 2009