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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,241)

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).

Ulster County and the city of Kingston will apply fiscal year 2009 JAG funding towards law enforcement equipment aimed at enhancing officer and public safety. Specifically, the city police department will purchase Tasers and associated accessories to be used by its uniformed division. Though the county is a partner in the grant, the entire award will be used by the city for its purchases. For administrative purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 20, 2009