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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, $38,864)

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 the city of Napa and Napa County will use the JAG award in the amount of $38,864 to purchase mapping software for the Napa Police Department. This software will have gang member photos and other identifying information including vehicle ownership and gang affiliation. Through this computer networking activity, selected individuals would be able to target street gang members in order to curtail crime and prevent escalating street gang activity and street gang rivalry. The city of Napa will act as the fiscal agent and use the full allocation for this project.


Date Created: September 8, 2009