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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, $16,068)

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).

Phelps County will use the Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $16,068 to purchase communication equipment. Specifically, the Phelps County Sheriff's Department will use JAG funds to purchase trunk repeaters and installation equipment for 14 vehicles in the Patrol Division. There are several communication dead zones within the county where deputies are unable to reach dispatch. This is a major safety issue and the repeaters will greatly reduce the number of areas where communication is not possible.


Date Created: August 20, 2009