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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, $20,903)

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 town of Tigard will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds to support technological advances for the Tigard Police Department. Funds will be used to purchase two hand-held terminals and printers to be used with their e-ticketing software and hardware system by officers in the Traffic Safety Unit. The town's goal is to enhance and expand on an electronic traffic ticketing system that the Tigard Police Department will deploy in 2010.


Date Created: September 13, 2009