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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, $39,741)

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 Greenwood will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance the operations of the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office and the Greenwood Police Department. A portion of the JAG funds will be utilized by the Greenwood County Sheriff's office to establish a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team that would preserve life and protect their community through the use of teamwork, specialized training, tactics, and equipment that would be utilized for high risk assignments. The Greenwood Police Department will also use the JAG funds to purchase crime prevention and/or education material for their neighborhood watch programs, school programs, citizen police academy, and other related crime prevention programs. In addition, the JAG funds will be used to purchase equipment such as a laptop computer, body armor, shin guards, helmets, as well as to implement technology improvement programs and information systems for criminal justice purposes.


Date Created: August 18, 2009