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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, $192,999)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Durham County and the city of Durham will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support equipment and improve law enforcement operations. Durham County is the fiscal agent on this disparate application. The County Sheriff's Office plans to utilize grant funding to purchase law enforcement equipment to improve safety and security. Specifically, they plan to purchase x-ray machines to increase their security capacity. The city of Durham Police Department plans to utilize its funds to improve its policing capacity and gang prosecution. Specifically, it plans to support police overtime and the salary of one Assistant District Attorney to work on gang-related issues.


Date Created: August 17, 2009