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County/City Safety Equipment Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $53,322)

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 Imperial County and the city of El Centro will use their JAG award in the amount of $53,322 to create a Safety Equipment Program. Imperial County, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $19,545 to purchase emergency and law enforcement equipment. The city of El Centro will use $33,777 to purchase law enforcement equipment for the police department. The project goals are to increase officer safety and allow the agencies and officers to deliver better services to the community in an efficient and effective manner.


Date Created: September 16, 2009