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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, $162,633)

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 Columbus Consolidated Government will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support law enforcement, prosecution and courts, and technology enhancements. The grant funds will be used to purchase equipment and contracted services needed in order to help the law enforcement, prosecution and courts, and emergency management components operate at an increased level of proficiency, safety, and efficiency. The grant award funds will allow for more effective and efficient public safety departments, with improved abilities to obtain goals of reduced crime and increased public safety as a result.


Date Created: August 19, 2009