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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
New Haven
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $47,420)

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 Meriden will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance their training facility. The Meriden Police Department will replace 20-year old furniture and carpet in the classrooms. They will purchase state of the art audio/visual training technology which includes a switching system, ceiling mounted LCD projector, LCD television with wall mounts, two DVD players, two wireless fax/printers, and eight notebook laptop computers for web-based training. The city's goal is to provide a state of art training facility for its police officers.


Date Created: September 3, 2009